Smaller and faster: The terahertz computer chip is now within reach

Until now, two major challenges stood in the way of creating the terahertz microchip: overheating and scalability. However, in a paper published this week in Laser and Photonics Review, Dr. Levy, head of HU's Nano-Opto Group and HU emeritus professor Joseph Shappir have shown proof of concept for an optic technology that integrates the speed of optic (light) communications with the reliability -- and manufacturing scalability -- of electronics. Optic communications encompass all technologies t