Scaling in the electronics industry according to Moor's law has recently been slowing down. Further size reductions will ultimately lead to an atomic scale electronics. However, how viable is such an atomic scale technology? Photonics too has undergone quite some size reduction. The ultimate limit is set by the wavelength and the refractive index. The question then is if there is room for scaling beyond the Abbe diffraction limit? In this talk we will review recent advances in the field of an atomic scale electronics and photonics.
Juerg Leuthold, Alexandros Emboras, Bojun Cheng, Mathieu Luisier, Samuel Andermatt, Fabian Ducry, and Thomas Schimmel, "Single atom electronics and photonics (Conference Presentation)," Proc. SPIE 10686, Silicon Photonics: From Fundamental Research to Manufacturing, 1068605 (Presented at SPIE Photonics Europe: April 23, 2018; Published: 23 May 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2311894.5788752771001.
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