Optical computers light up the horizon

Optical computers light up the horizon

This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 9th Sep 2021

 Free

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Since their invention, computers have become faster and faster, as a result of our ability to increase the number of transistors on a processor chip. However, we are now approaching the limits of this electronic technology.

In this talk, Martijn Heck will show how light and lasers are taking over electronics in computers. Processors can now contain tiny lasers and light detectors, allowing them to send and receive data through small optical fibres, at speeds far exceeding the copper lines we use now. We are even starting to see optical processors: chips that use laser light and optical switches, instead of currents and electronic transistors, to do calculations. Martijn will give insight in the underlying technology, and present a vision for future computing.

This event is supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.


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This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 9th Sep 2021

 Free

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2021-09-09 2021-09-09 Europe/London Optical computers light up the horizon Join Martijn Heck as he shows how light and lasers are taking over electronics in computers https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/09/09/optical-computers-light-up-the-horizon-273510 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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