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Applications of nanophotonics to classical and quantum information technology
Author(s): R. G. Beausoleil; D. Fattal; M. Fiorentino; C. M. Santori; G. Snider; S. M. Spillane; R. S. Williams; W. J. Munro; T. P. Spiller; J. R. Rabeau; S. Prawer; F. Jelezko; P. Tamarat; J. Wrachtrup; P. Hemmer

Paper Abstract

Moore's Law has set great expectations that the performance/price ratio of commercially available semiconductor devices will continue to improve exponentially at least until the end of the next decade. Although the physics of nanoscale silicon transistors alone would allow these expectations to be met, the physics of the metal wires that connect these transistors will soon place stringent limits on the performance of integrated circuits. We will describe a Si-compatible global interconnect architecture - based on chip-scale optical wavelength division multiplexing - that could precipitate an "optical Moore's Law" and allow exponential performance gains until the transistors themselves become the bottleneck. Based on similar fabrication techniques and technologies, we will also present an approach to an optically-coupled quantum information processor for computation beyond Moore's Law, encouraging the development of practical applications of quantum information technology for commercial utilization. We present recent results demonstrating coherent population trapping in single N-V diamond color centers as an important first step in this direction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 October 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6393, Nanophotonics for Communication: Materials, Devices, and Systems III, 639301 (2 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.692241
Show Author Affiliations
R. G. Beausoleil, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (United States)
D. Fattal, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (United States)
M. Fiorentino, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (United States)
C. M. Santori, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (United States)
G. Snider, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (United States)
S. M. Spillane, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (United States)
R. S. Williams, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (United States)
W. J. Munro, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (United Kingdom)
T. P. Spiller, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (United Kingdom)
J. R. Rabeau, The Univ. of Melbourne (Australia)
S. Prawer, The Univ. of Melbourne (Australia)
F. Jelezko, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
P. Tamarat, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
J. Wrachtrup, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
P. Hemmer, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6393:
Nanophotonics for Communication: Materials, Devices, and Systems III
Martina Gerken; Nibir K. Dhar; Achyut K. Dutta; M. Saif Islam, Editor(s)

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