Electronics lightens up

A demonstration of electronic operations on photons in an excitonic integrated circuit shows a possible route towards nanoscale optoelectronics.

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Figure 1: Energy-band diagrams (energy versus position) for light–matter interaction in semiconductors.


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Warburton, R. Electronics lightens up. Nature Phys 4, 676–677 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/nphys1066

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