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Are optical transistors the logical next step?

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A transistor that operates with photons rather than electrons is often heralded as the next step in information processing, but optical technology must first prove itself to be a viable solution in many different respects.

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The author acknowledge stimulating conversations with Azad Naeemi on gate capacitance and Rod Tucker on telecommunications switching.

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  1. David A. B. Miller is at the Ginzton Laboratory, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305-4088, USA.  dabm@stanford.edu

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