Optical fibers light the way for brain-like computing

Computers that function like the human brain could soon become a reality thanks to new research using optical fibers made of speciality glass. The research has the potential to allow faster and smarter optical computers capable of learning and evolving. Researchers have demonstrated how neural networks and synapses in the brain can be reproduced, with optical pulses as information carriers, using special fibers made from glasses that are sensitive to light, known as chalcogenides. —> Read More