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Nanophotonic Computing Based on Optical Near-Field Interactions between Quantum Dots
Makoto NARUSE Tetsuya MIYAZAKI Tadashi KAWAZOE Suguru SANGU Kiyoshi KOBAYASHI Fumito KUBOTA Motoichi OHTSU
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics
Publication Date: 2005/09/01
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Nanophotonics and Related Techniques)
nanophotonics, optical signal processing, optical near-field, information processing, nanophotonic computing,
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We approach nanophotonic computing on the basis of optical near-field interactions between quantum dots. A table lookup, or matrix-vector multiplication, architecture is proposed. As fundamental functionality, a data summation mechanism and digital-to-analog conversion are experimentally demonstrated using CuCl quantum dots. Owing to the diffraction-limit-free nature of nanophotonics, these architectures can achieve ultrahigh density integration compared to conventional bulky optical systems, as well as low power dissipation.