Monday, May 23, 2016

A switch for light wave electronics

Light waves might be able to drive future transistors. The electromagnetic waves of light oscillate approximately one million times in a billionth of a second, hence with petahertz frequencies. In principle also future electronics could reach this speed and become 100,000 times faster than current digital electronics. This requires a better understanding of the sub-atomic electron motion induced by the ultrafast electric field of light. Now scientists combined novel experimental and theoretical techniques which provide direct access to this motion for the first time.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily

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