Did you know researchers from University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science, say that they have created the first optical transistor?
In an open-access paper published in Nature Communications, Ritesh Agarwal, a professor the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science, and his colleagues say that they have made significant progress in photonic (optical) computing by creating a prototype of a working optical transistor with properties similar to those of a conventional electronic transistor.*
Optical transistors, using photons instead of electrons, promise to one day be more powerful than the electronic transistors currently used in computers.
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