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Photonic crystals used to make optical RAM


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Posted 30 May 2014 - 12:02 AM

 

Researchers at the Japanese telecom NTT find all that converting a bit wasteful and are working on ways to avoid it. They've recently published a paper that includes a description of a working 115-bit optical Random Access Memory device, made of a carefully structured series of photonic crystals, each of which can store light of a different wavelength.

http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/05/photonic-crystals-used-to-make-optical-ram/



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