GaN express sheds new light on the path to fast computing
The demand for faster computers is growing rapidly and the rise of big data demands novel solutions be explored to deliver quicker results.
Weather prediction systems, computation modelling of protein structures and the ever-increasing need for safer communications of confidential data are examples of information that needs to be crunched swiftly.
Several platforms are in competition to realise quantum technologies, and among the most promising is one based on generation of non-classical light sources.
The UTS team of Associate Professor Igor Aharonovich, from the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MAPS), and PhD student Amanuel Berhane has demonstrated that this technology can be realised through the commercially available material gallium nitride (GaN). It is a wide-bandgap semiconductor commonly used in BluRay devices.
“Our technologies are based on ultra-bright light pulses that can carry the information at the speed of light, paving the way for quantum cryptography and optical quantum computing,” said Associate Professor Aharonovich.
“This is significant research because we’re developing new solutions for secured communications and quantum information.”
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