Researchers build an all-optical transistor
July 4, 2013An optical switch that can be turned on by a single photon could point toward new designs for both classical and quantum computers.
Research update: Multiple steps toward the ‘quantum singularity’
January 18, 2013Over three days in December, four research groups announced progress on a quantum-computing proposal made two years ago by MIT researchers.
Microchips’ optical future
February 15, 2012To keep energy consumption under control, future chips may need to move data using light instead of electricity — and the technical expertise to build them may reside in the United States.
Important step toward computing with light
November 23, 2011Research at MIT produces long-sought component to allow complete optical circuits on silicon chips.