It's been over 50 years, which is being said soon, but the first real results are already with us to launch a new way that will end with the introduction of photographic computers in everyday life.
These findings will change not only the computer as we know it, but any high performance (initially) or less powerful (later) electronic object.
Photonic silicon or silicon method itself "emits" light
As we all know, current chips have a series of very important limitations such as heating or re-deposition of electrons to move through copper lines that connect transistors.
We always try to introduce most of these and force them to execute more and more orders per second, zeros and ones that are constantly moving. But the reality is that we are approaching the limit of this silicon-based technology and new answers are needed in the face of the huge amount of data used daily by companies and individuals.
We need to get rid of some of the issues mentioned if we want to do more work and that's where light comes in.
What you have been trying to achieve for over 50 years is to extract heat energy and to start using images that can transmit data instead. Why photos? Yes, because it has no resistance as it has no weight or charge, allowing for a small dispersion of the material passing through it, leaving the temperature as something that has already disappeared.
No heat reduces usage and allows for greater data transfer
With the heat extracted from the equation, it goes without saying that we will have the complete full use of each chip on our PC and as light transmitters through eye contact, the speed is expected to increase by more than 1000 basis.
Obviously, to use these hens you need a light source, which will be provided by a laser that will work in conjunction with the silicon. In its current state of any chip in the world, silicon is not a transmitter of light, so researchers had to produce the kind of silicon that has this quality among its properties.
Combining silicon and germanium (something very common in the semiconductor industry) they've been able to create something that no one else can do: a hexagonal structure that emits light. The key they call the band gap of a semiconductor.
If the electron & # 39; falls & # 39; from the band to the valence band, the semiconductor emits a photon: light, but this does not happen on the silicon itself. The idea they had was to build silicon atoms in a hexagonal template so that they could grow in the shape of the structure and, using silicon-germanium, create layers of the specified template based nanowires.
They had to print imperfections, dirt and glass damage to achieve the perfect light that allowed the movement of candles in a relaxed way. The next step in 2020 is to build a silicon based laser, which would be broken even by the invention and access to the interconnections between the chips, thus changing the environment in which we travel every day.
Logically, startup options are endless and will affect all sectors and production levels. The paradigm shift to be implemented begins in large industries.