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Enlightened chips

Using quantum optics to process data could herald a new era of information technology. With the latest semiconductor source of photons, researchers are paving the way towards this enticing goal.

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Figure 1: Parametric down conversion, an important process in quantum optics.
Figure 2: An integrated semiconductor source of photon pairs — the experimental set up from Lanco and colleagues1.


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Aspelmeyer, M. Enlightened chips. Nature Photon 1, 94–95 (2007).

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