The transistor laser

@article{Holonyak2006TheTL,
  title={The transistor laser},
  author={Nick Holonyak and M. D. Feng},
  journal={IEEE Spectrum},
  year={2006},
  volume={43},
  pages={50-55}
}
A research team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed a new, more powerful kind of device, called the transistor laser. The transistor puts out both electrical signals and a laser beam, which can be directly modulated to send optical signals at the rate of 10 billion bits per second. With some further modification, the transistor laser will eventually send a staggering 100 billion bits per second or more. Instead of using relatively slow wires to connect chips stacked… CONTINUE READING
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