News tagged with optical computer

Selling chip makers on optical computing

(PhysOrg.com) -- Computer chips that transmit data with light instead of electricity consume much less power than conventional chips, but so far, they've remained laboratory curiosities. Professors Vladimir ...

Nov 24, 2009
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Mitsubishi, Hitachi eye disc for cloud computing era

Hitachi Ltd., Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. and some other organizations plan to jointly develop a next-generation optical disc that can store 25 times more data than a Blu-ray Disc, with the aim of putting the technology into ...

Aug 06, 2009
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Low-tech tools take out phones in Silicon Valley

(AP) -- Forget, for a moment, computer viruses and sophisticated cybercrimes. A hacksaw and a few other tools were probably all it took for someone to sever eight fiber-optic cables in Silicon Valley this ...

Apr 11, 2009
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Tiny lasers get a notch up

Tiny disk-shaped lasers as small as a speck of dust could one day beam information through optical computers. Unfortunately, a perfect disk will spray light out, not as a beam, but in all directions. New theoretical results, ...

Jan 22, 2009
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