Shining a Way Forward for On-chip Lasers

Tiny computer microchips can hold immense computing power, thanks to the wonder of electronic integrated circuits which are printed down to the nanometer. But as these devices shrink, the physical constraints of supplying energy to and removing heat from chips have become harder to overcome. As such, researchers around the world are looking to future devices based on photonics, which would manipulate light instead of electrons to perform computations.

In this research, IHPC team used computational modelling to demonstrate that light could resonate along a one-dimensional chain of nanoantennas and be emitted at either end.

The A*STAR-affiliated researchers contributing to this research are from  Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) and Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC).

Read the full article published on A*STAR Research.