Light, energy and the internet

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A lecture held in Edinburgh and presented by Professor David A B Miller FRS CorrFRSE, W. M. Keck Foundation Professor of Electrical Engineering and Professor by Courtesy of Applied Physics Stanford University. This was held as part of the International Year of Light series. The Exponential growth of data on the internet relies on optical fibre and phonetic technology, but handling that data requires power in environmentally significant amounts, with most of the energy dissipated for communicating inside machines and data centres. New generations of integrated photonic technology may solve that problem too, sustaining society’s insatiable demand for data.


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