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Nanometric mechaphotonics for innovative information and communications systems
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Paper Abstract

Silicon-based electronics has matured and holds a dominant position in critical technologies for computing systems. Advances in micro-miniaturization techniques enable us to fabricate nanometric devices with novel functions based on mesoscopic physics, and we expect that such devices will innovate on existing systems. Optics has also made tremendous progress since the first laser to generate quasi-coherent light was developed. Lasers are now widely used in basic science and in practical applications such as information processing and communications systems. Many studies have demonstrated novel functions in logics based on not only non-linear effects of media but also quantum-optic effects in nanometer-scaled structures. However, how to overcome the diffraction limit remains an unsolved fundamental problem how to break down the diffraction limit. Here, we report some ideas for nanophotonics and present a future picture of computing systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5604, Optomechatronic Micro/Nano Components, Devices, and Systems, (25 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.578616
Show Author Affiliations
Yoshitada Katagiri, NTT Microsystem Integration Labs. (Japan)
Hiroshi Fukuda, NTT Microsystem Integration Labs. (Japan)
Hiroyuki Shinojima, NTT Microsystem Integration Labs. (Japan)
Yoshiaki Nakano, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Masashi Nakao, NTT Photonics Labs. (Japan)
Mitsuru Naganuma, Teikyo Univ. of Science and Technology (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5604:
Optomechatronic Micro/Nano Components, Devices, and Systems
Yoshitada Katagiri, Editor(s)

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