[LINK] Light in Advanced Telecommunications
Thu, 15 Jun 2000 18:41:41 +1000
>Not sure if this has been noted on link before .. but perhaps it may
>soon be possible to use light in microchips, rather than electricity.
Not this, but I saw some time back a show on TV where they were actually
testing a "human" sized light operated 8 bit flip flop processor.
Was very revolutionary and obviously has led to appropriate miniaturization.
>Hence, a question. If this development uses light of fibre-optic wave
>lengths .. might not broad-band video become virtually the same light
>waves captured in the studio broadcast directly to the user's screen?
I guess the answer is yes and I look forward to it :)
Question is how thousands of connection will work. They will all have to
have different return path wavelengths and possible sending wavelengths for
I am curious though, what's the SMALLEST space needed to transmit light?