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Photonic crystal operation faster than electronics?

  1. Nov 6, 2008 #1
    I've just read an article about IT with light instead of electrons:
    http://focus.aps.org/story/v22/st15

    I wonder, is there any indication that light processing will be faster than conventional electronics? Information transport is faster, but what about logic operations?
    What would be advantages of computers based on photons?
     
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  3. Nov 6, 2008 #2

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