“Light-Written” Photonic Memory Devices

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-33911
Published March 01, 2019 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

Light is the most energy-efficient way to move information; however, light shows one big limitation: it is difficult to store. Data centers, for example, rely primarily on magnetic hard drives in which information is transferred at an energy cost that is increasing. A hybrid technology was developed that shows advantages of both light and magnetic hard drives.