New terahertz microchips developed by Dr. Uriel Levy and his team at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) will make computers and other optic communication devices to run up to 100 times faster than they do at the moment. Although there have been issues with this advancements that include scalability of the technology and the overheating of the chip, the researchers have made extensive research on the same which has helped to deal with such issues. This technology will not just be used in computers only, but will be useful in all optic devices that will increase their processing speeds significantly.

Proof of use and scalability of this optic technology was tested by Dr. Levy, head of HU’s Nano-Opto Group, and HU Emeritus professor Joseph Shappir who published the proof of the concept in the Laser and Photonics Reviews Journal. Their proof showed how their technology could integrate the speed of optic technology with the reliability and scalability of a microchip. This new microchip is different from the traditional one since it uses “light speeds” which are extremely fast as compared to the traditional microchip which uses electric current in its transmission. This advancement will end up with a stable microchip that will allow standard 8- to 16-GHz computers and other optic devices to run 100 times faster.

“This discovery could help fill the ‘THz gap’ and create new and more powerful wireless devices that could transmit data at significantly higher speeds than currently possible,” Dr. Uriel Levy.

These terahertz chips will make life interesting for both technology developers who will produce them at lower costs, and the end users who use computers and other devices who will now experience “light speeds” as compared to the speeds at the moment which are still slow. #Rewordit


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