PHOTONIC-MRAM: from fundamentals to nanoscale engineering – Presented by Theo Rasing, Radboud University, at the Photonic Integration Conference 2018, which will take place on October 2, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
The 21st century digital economy and technology is presently facing fundamental scaling limits (heating and the superparamagnetic limit) as well as societal challenges: the move to mobile devices and the increasing demand of cloud storage leads to an enormous increase in energy consumption of our ICT infrastructure. These developments require new strategies and paradigm shifts, such as photon- and spin-based technologies. Since the demonstration of All-Optical Switching (AOS) by a single 40 femtosecond laser pulse1, the manipulation of spins by ultra-short laser pulses has become a fundamentally challenging topic with a potentially high impact for future spintronics3,4, data storage and quantum computation2. AOS in principle provides an alternative and energy efficient approach to magnetic recording, but in order to turn AOS into a viable technology, a number of challenges have to be overcome, such as scaling the technique to the nanoscale5, and delivering the required light in an efficient manner. In this talk, recent progress in this direction will be discussed.
What drives you?
Curiosity and passion
What are the three things you would take with you on a deserted Island?
Three books (or 2 books and sun lotion, depending on the island)
What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Integrated photonics and neuromorphic computing
What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
They will be game changing
What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Integration with CMOS; complexity
What do you hope people to learn from your presentation?
Light and magnetism are an excellent and promising combination
About Radboud University Institute for Molecules and Materials
The Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM) is an interdisciplinary research institute in chemistry and physics at the Radboud University. Our mission is to perform fundamental research to understand, design and control the functioning of molecules and materials.
About Photonic Integration Conference 2018
The 4th edition of the Photonic Integration Conference will take place on October 2, 2018, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands, during Photonics Applications Week.
This edition will focus on business models for applying photonic integration, cases of photonic integration in optical sensing, lighting & energy, IT and telecom – current situation and future prospects.
Photonics is the key enabling technology engine needed to keep the globe communicating and connected in the 21st century. It provides the bandwidth, speed, reach and flexibility needed to run exciting new applications that everyone knows – healthcare & life sciences, internet of things, M2M, social media, big data, datacenters, cloud computing and voice over IP. It’s the most energy efficient technology to scale up all these services.
Join us for a one-day executive conference explaining why integrated photonics is vital to keep our world communicating and connected in the 21st century. We’re bringing the global experts to Eindhoven, the undisputed innovation champion of light technologies.