Scientists for the First Time managed to Convert Light into an Audio Message

Light, Audio Message

It would seem, at first glance, it is impossible to “recode” the flow of light into sound waves because, from the point of view of physics, there is not much in common between them. But scientists do the impossible over and over again. According to the editorial staff of Nature Communication, experts from the University of Sydney for the first time in the world were able to convert light into a sound signal. Such a mechanism will create an entirely new type of media and can dramatically change the entire IT industry.

As is known, photons of light are very fast moving particles. Therefore, the transmission of encoded data using photonic charges is a promising development, because such memory modules and communication systems will speed up any process associated with data processing and transmission. It is worth saying that, despite the attractiveness of such technology, the process of analyzing, encrypting and deciphering “photon” data is extremely difficult. For these purposes, Australian scientists have developed a special chip, which is used to recognize the light signal.

Getting inside the chip, the light beam interacts with the electromagnetic wave emitted by the device itself. This interaction causes sound oscillations lasting about 10 nanoseconds. Built-in sensors process the signal received from photons. As a result, the acoustic signal goes to a special chip, where the received message is recognized, and at the output it again acquires a high speed, becoming a light. The information recorded on the chip can be processed as a normal bit. If the information is – “1”, and when it is not – “0”. More details of the technology can be seen on the video from the publication ScienceAlert, whose experts posted it on their YouTube channel.

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