Roadmap on all-optical processing
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2019

The ability to process optical signals without passing into the electrical domain has always attracted the attention of the research community. Processing photons by photons unfolds new scenarios, in principle allowing for unseen signal processing and computing capabilities. Optical computation can be seen as a large scientific field in which researchers operate, trying to find solutions to their specific needs by different approaches; although the challenges can be substantially different, they are typically addressed using knowledge and technological platforms that are shared across the whole field. This significant know-how can also benefit other scientific communities, providing lateral solutions to their problems, as well as leading to novel applications. The aim of this Roadmap is to provide a broad view of the state-of-the-art in this lively scientific research field and to discuss the advances required to tackle emerging challenges, thanks to contributions authored by experts affiliated to both academic institutions and high-tech industries. The Roadmap is organized so as to put side by side contributions on different aspects of optical processing, aiming to enhance the cross-contamination of ideas between scientists working in three different fields of photonics: optical gates and logical units, high bit-rate signal processing and optical quantum computing. The ultimate intent of this paper is to provide guidance for young scientists as well as providing research-funding institutions and stake holders with a comprehensive overview of perspectives and opportunities offered by this research field.

optical computing

optical gates

optical signal processing

all-optical processing

quantum computing

Författare

Paolo Minzioni

Univ Pavia

Cosimo Lacava

University of Southampton

Takasumi Tanabe

Keio University

Jianji Dong

Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Xiaoyong Hu

Beijing University of Technology

Gyorgy Csaba

Pazmany Univ

Wolfgang Porod

University of Notre Dame

Ghanshyam Singh

Malaviya Natl Inst Technol Jaipur

Alan E. Willner

University of Southern California

Ahmed Almaiman

University of Southern California

King Saud University

Jochen Schröder

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Fotonik

Victor Torres Company

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Fotonik

Anna C. Peacock

University of Southampton

Michael J. Strain

University of Strathclyde

Francesca Parmigiani

University of Southampton

Giampiero Contestabile

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSUP)

David Marpaung

Universiteit Twente

Zhixin Liu

University College London (UCL)

John E. Bowers

Univ Calif Santa Barbara, Dept Elect & Comp Engn

Lin Chang

Univ Calif Santa Barbara, Dept Elect & Comp Engn

Simon Fabbri

Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne

Maria Ramos Vazquez

Nanyang Technological University

Vibhav Bharadwaj

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)

Shane M. Eaton

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)

Peter Lodahl

Köpenhamns universitet

Xiang Zhang

The University of Sydney

Benjamin J. Eggleton

The University of Sydney

William John Munro

NTT Basic Res Labs

Kae Nemoto

Natl Inst Informat

Olivier Morin

Max Planck Inst Quantum Opt

Julien Laurat

Sorbonne Université

Joshua Nunn

University of Bath

Journal of Optics

2040-8978 (ISSN) 2040-8986 (eISSN)

Vol. 21 6 063001

Ämneskategorier

Företagsekonomi

Kommunikationsvetenskap

Systemvetenskap, informationssystem och informatik med samhällsvetenskaplig inriktning

DOI

10.1088/2040-8986/ab0e66

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2019-08-14