The team developed a room-temperature, electrically tunable chiral light-emitting diode based on strained monolayer semiconductors. (Credit: Nagoya Univ. Takenobu Lab.)
UNIVERSITY RESEARCH NEWS — A team of Nagoya University-led researchers suggest that twisting light that can switch directions at room temperature may be a promising step toward optical quantum computers.
Scientists have generated circularly polarized light and controlled its direction without using clunky magnets or very low temperatures. The findings, by Nagoya University researchers and colleagues in Japan, and published in the journal Advanced Materials, show promise for the development of materials and methods that can be used in optical quantum information processing.
Light particles called photons have interesting properties that can be exploited for storing and transporting data, and show tremendous promise for use in quantum computing.