“Light-Written” Photonic Memory Devices

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-33911
Published 2019-03-01by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
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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.