- The optical link is a tiny slice of silicon etched with a pattern that resembles a bar code
- A property of materials called the index of refraction characterizes the difference in speed
- The algorithm began its work with a simple design of just silicon. Then, through hundreds of tiny adjustments, it found better and better bar code structures for producing the desired output light.
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