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CMOS optical pulse compressor debuts

11/24/2010 09:25 PM EST
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Luis Sanchez
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Luis Sanchez   11/26/2010 10:09:13 PM
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Isn't a laser diode silicon based? like those used on CD players. Though I too wonder how is the light generated or transmitted in to the CMOS chip? Perhaps is all done through optical interfacing... optical fiber is used perhaps and the compressor receives such light and optically transforms it in to another set of frequencies but shorter in time duration, hence increasing the speed. Interesing article of what's happening in sunny San Diego.

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krisi   11/26/2010 2:59:55 PM
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Congrats to professor Yeshaiahu Fainman at UCSD, Dawn Tan and the research team...this is interesting step towards optical communication between CMOS chips...but the fundamental problem remains: how do you generate light on a CMOS chip? there are NO silicon based lasers to my knowledge...Kris

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yalanand   11/26/2010 9:55:51 AM
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Eventually this will help to reduce the demand for copper which is a highly priced commodity these days.

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