Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday November 17, 2011

Stanford's Nano-Scale LEDs Faster Than Lasers

Researchers at Stanford's School of Engineering have developed new nano-scale LEDs that are able to transmit data faster than lasers while consuming less power.

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A team at Stanford's School of Engineering has demonstrated an ultrafast nanoscale light-emitting diode (LED) that is orders of magnitude lower in power consumption than today's laser-based systems and is able to transmit data at the very rapid rate of 10 billion bits per second. The researchers say it is a major step forward in providing a practical ultrafast, low-power light source for on-chip data transmission.