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Title: Spasers to speed up CMOS processors

A processor includes a transistor pair of a first transistor and a second transistor. The first transistor of the transistor pair is coupled to a Spaser and configured to output a drive current to the Spaser to pump the Spaser. Responsive to the drive current, the Spaser outputs surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) which are fed to a plasmonic interconnect wire. The plasmonic interconnect wire propagates the SPPs. Further, the SPPs propagated on the plasmonic interconnect wire are detected by a phototransistor. Responsive to detecting the SPPs, the phototransistor generates an output current that is fed to a gate terminal of the second transistor to charge the second transistor.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1485286
Assignee:
Georgia State University Research Foundation (Atlanta, GA) CHO
Patent Number(s):
10,096,675
Application Number:
14/777,769
Contract Number:
FG02-01ER15213; FG02-11ER46789
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Apr 11
Research Org:
Chicago Operations Office, Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING