Optical Computing

A big buzz-word in the science community at the present moment is “quantum computing”, which would take advantage of quantum phenomena such as superposition of states to provide much faster computing times. However, less talked about but just as cool is the concept of optical computing, which makes use of the properties of photons over electrons.

Because photons can have a specific bandwidth, there is more computing power with which to send data.

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I am a current graduate student at the University of Michigan, working on a PhD program in the Electrical Engineering department. My research is focused on coherent pulse stacking in fiber lasers i.e. I love lasers! Hopefully you can find something here that is useful to you.

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