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

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E88-C    No.9    pp.1817-1823
Publication Date: 2005/09/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietele/e88-c.9.1817
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Nanophotonics and Related Techniques)
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Keyword: 
nanophotonics,  optical signal processing,  optical near-field,  information processing,  nanophotonic computing,  

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Summary: 
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.