Emitting light from silicon has been the 'Holy Grail' in the microelectronics industry for decades. Solving this puzzle would revolutionize computing, as chips will become faster than ever. Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology now succeeded: they have developed an alloy with silicon that can emit light. The results have been published in the journal Nature. The team will now start creating a silicon laser to be integrated into current chips.
- Horizon 2020 SiLAS, NWO ENW, NWO TTW, NWO Gravitation, Marie Sklodowska Curie Action fellowship, Solliance, Dutch province of Noord-Brabant, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre