Many talented researchers significantly contributed to the realization of the magnonic directional coupler. But I would specially like to underline the contribution of Dr. Qi Wang (currently with me at the University of Vienna), the lead author of the paper, who has proposed this fantastic half-adder and performed most of the investigations. Moreover, on this way, we were going shoulder-to-shoulder with Jun.-Prof. Philipp Pirro (TU Kaiserslautern) and supervised this research jointly.The proposed magnonic circuit is dedicated to the processing of binary, so-called digital, information used nowadays in any smartphone or computer. Nevertheless, the potential of the magnonic directional coupler goes far beyond the binary data in the area of more powerful unconventional computing. Philipp will use it to build a neuromorphic magnon computer with the operational principle inspired by the functionality of our brain. I plan to cool the system down to extremely small temperatures to get access to the fascinating quantum properties of magnons. The coupler opens indeed fantastic opportunities.
Magnonic integrated circuits have been demonstrated
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A magnonic directional coupler for integrated magnonic half-adders - Nature Electronics
A magnonic directional coupler with submicrometre dimensions could be used as a building block for integrated magnonic devices, such as half-adders, that have low energy consumption and small footprint.
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