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Silicon chips with optical technology allow a new form of superfast data connection.
New research suggests graphene could enable highly efficient optical communication in chips for data centers and supercomputers.
An optical waveguide is an important step toward a completely new kind of computer.
Researchers learn how to make lasers directly on microchips—the result could be computers that download large files much more quickly.
Researchers have demonstrated a new mechanism for converting both sunlight and heat into electricity.
Silicon chips and lasers could pick out and count cells on microfluidic devices.
An energy-efficient silicon device compresses light to make ultrafast signals.
The repulsive side of an optical force could lead to ultra-fast telecommunications.
A new form of silicon could create cheaper photo detectors that are easier to make in bulk.
Cheap, high-performing detectors could boost Internet bandwidth and speed up computers.