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Polariton logic

Project description

An all-optical photonic approach will boost computational energy efficiency

In 1965, Gordon Moore predicted that the number of transistors on a chip would double every year to reach 65 000 by 1975. When that remarkable prediction proved true, he revised the doubling rate to every two years, and that became known as Moore's Law. Almost 50 years after Moore's seminal prediction, traditional chip architectures are reaching their technological, practical and economical limits. The EU-funded POLLOC project is exploiting an all-optical approach that takes us beyond current transistor technology. By replacing electrons with photons, optical transistors and all-optical logic gates are envisaged that could bypass the fundamental limitations of the current electronic transistors. Moreover these novel devices offer processing at the speed of light to achieve energy-efficient massive processing required for tomorrow’s high-efficiency and high-power computing platforms.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

IBM RESEARCH GMBH
Address
Saeumerstrasse 4
8803 Rueschlikon
Switzerland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 791 935

Participants (4)

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 600 361,25
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 354 702,50
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 496 250
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GESELLSCHAFT FUR ANGEWANDTE MIKRO UND OPTOELEKTRONIK MIT BESCHRANKTERHAFTUNG AMO GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 496 625
Address
Otto Blumenthal Strasse
52074 Aachen
Activity type
Other