Originally Posted by deadbydraino
Would you happen to be talking about a quantem computer pauldovi?
Yes I would say so.
Originally Posted by pauldovi
I am not knowledgable on the subject, but I have talked to some optical engineers who say future computers will use *darn I can't think of the name, the stuff that light can travel through because of the angle of refraction is large enough.... instead of wiring on processors. They will be made as nano-tubes, so there will be no error, and a lot less heat because of the optics involved.
Light can travel through many things. I assume you mean that "Light can travel through with no loss of velocity and momentum"?
When light is in its constituent particular form it vibrates (as does all matter) at a frequency. If another mass vibrates at the same "sine momentum form" (at right angles to each other) then (the theory goes) there will be an ability for a "melding of the two vibrations".
If light hits an object there are four events that can occur and these events are not exclusive (i.e. more than one event transaction can occur):
The waves can be reflected or scattered off the object.
The waves can be absorbed by the object.
The waves can be refracted through the object.
The waves can pass through the object with no effect.
What you are talking about (I think) is what is considered a "Light Storing Chip"
This is where light pulses are are stored via a lithographic effect in regularly space "holes" or "rods" (for want of a better word) and you can think of the holes/rods being the "0" and the level distance between a hole/rod being the "1" for a binary inclusion. This method would allow light pulses to be stored in microchips at room temperature without requiring any special light-matter interactions or so the theory goes. When I spoke of the same "sine momentum form" vibration I was alluding to this lithographic effect. If the form is concurrent to both the crystal and the light wave form it will pass through and when the light effect is changed to it's particulate form it will stop cold. This is long enough to make pulses interact to switch light signals for high-speed communications or link photons for quantum computing.
This will allow tremendous storage in the form of petabytes on small crystals as the amount of right angle reflections on one carat is astounding.