If the work done by experts and techies at Washington University in St. Louis proves to be fruitful, we will soon one of its kind optical devices that will make our machines and computers much more powerful and effectively cooler.
The new optical device that is being talked about is still in the testing stage, but has proved to be a dependable one, according to reports.
While the team of Washington University techies has been tightlipped on many technical aspects, the progress has stunned one and all.
According to one of the many people associated with the project, the new device will help many of the products involving meta-materials, electronics, plasmonics and acoustics.
Currently, the buzz and reports suggest that the team working on the optical device have created an optical diode successfully by pairing tiny optical resonators, presumably in the shape of a doughnut, on a silicon chip.
This is being considered as one of the biggest feats by many experts and may have a huge significance in the future.
Members and people who have been briefed on the project are already raving about the chances that the high optical device holds, which may change the world of computing in many ways.
Some experts believe that such a device can help in creating stronger lasers and reduce the intake of input power among other things.
Given the fact that the diodes have been made from silicon, there is limited loss of material at telecommunication wavelength. More details and further testing reports are awaited.
Lan Yang, PhD, associate professor of electrical and systems engineering said, “We believe that our discovery will benefit many other fields involving electronics, acoustics, plasmonics and meta-materials” .
“Coupling of so-called loss and gain devices using PT (parity-time)-symmetry could enable such advances as cloaking devices, stronger lasers that need less input power, and perhaps detectors that could ‘see’ a single atom.”