It’s a known fact that Silicon is not a good light emitter,but Intel has come with a new type of silicon that can emit lights this mean it can transfer data on a beam of light. Currently in all microprocessors, data transfer is based on copper wires to reroute between million of transistors which form a network like human nervous system. But if lasers are used it will completely revolutionizes the whole progress.
Its combination of emitting properties of “Indium Phosphite” and light-routing properties of silicon. Although silicon is not a good emitter, it does have the capacity to confine and route light. Silicon has made its way into everything from computers to cameras. But a silicon laser? Physically impossible – until now. A Brown University research team led by Jimmy Xu has engineered the first directly pumped silicon laser by changing the structure of the silicon crystal through a novel nanoscale technique.