Now Lasers Could Make Computers Million Times Faster

It’s going to be a revolution when a million operations will operate in a second! Yeah, that’s a promise of a new invention or should you say a new computing technology. It uses a special kind of laser-light pulse that eventually made a prototype of fundamental computing unit. The unit which called ‘bit’ could switch or operate its function 1 quadrillion times per second. In that way, it functions 1 million times faster than the bits of a modern day computers.

Conventional computer s like your calculator, smartphone or laptop- all are performing there functions in terms of 1s and 0s. Weather it solving the math problems or representing the world of video games, those are all the elaborate collection of 1 or 0, yes or no types of operations. There is a speculation that tells that a typical computer of recent time can perform more or less 1 billion of operations per second by using silicon bits.

According to this speculation researchers recently gone through an experiment. Astonishingly, they discovered that there is a huge hope! Experiment happened on pulsing infrared laser light on honeycomb-shaped lattices. Which eventually allow the silicon chip to switch only a million times faster from “1” to “0” states just like a normal computer processor. The whole process is actually a trick by which electrons behave in that honeycomb lattice.

Scientist experienced that molecules get excited when their electrons around them can jump into different quantam state. It is actually kind of looping racetracks around the molecule itself. Researchers say these tracks as ‘Valleys’ and the changes or the manipulation is called as ‘valleytronics’. Researchers assume that, when unexcited, these electrons might stay close to the molecule and might turn in lazy circle. But when it get excited, it may perhaps with a glimpse of light, need to go burn off some energy on one of the outer tracks.

Above mentioned honeycomb-shaped lattices have just two tracks around it for excited electrons to enter. When it flashes the lattice with one orientation of infrared light, the electron then will jump onto the first track. Again flash it with a different orientation of infrared light, and the electron will jump onto the other track. Like that way a computer could treat those tracks as 1s and 0s. When there’s an electron on track 1, that’s a 1. When it’s on track 0, that’s a 0.

The researchers also believed that  their lattice could be used for quantum computing at room temperature. The researchers successfully proved that it’s theoretically possible to excite the electrons in lattices. They assume that may be in long run we see a realistic chance of introducing quantum information devices that perform operations faster than a single oscillation of a lightwave. All these experiment are still in a primary way as the lattice still hasn’t been used to calculate anything. Therefore, researchers still need to show that it can be used in a practical computer.

But again, the experiment actually open the door to ultrafast conventional computing and perhaps in a way even quantum computing in situations that were impossible to achieve until now.

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