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• Low k’s are hard!Example: 50 keV has a λ= 0.005 nm << λlightkelectron>> klightStringent requirement on divergence e-beam
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•The operating speed of data transporting and processing systemsThe ever-increasing need for faster information processing and transport is undeniableElectronic components are running out of steam due to issues with RC-delay times1825 1850 1875 1900 1925 1950 1975 2000 2025 205011k1M1G1T130 nm1.8 μmDWDMWDMCoaxial circuitsTelephoneTranscontinental cableTelegraphOperating speed (Hz)Plasmonics?CMOS ElectronicsPhotonicsTimeCommunication networks CMOS ElectronicsPlasmonics(μm-scale structures ~ 1μm)(nm-scale structures)Nanophotonics with Plasmonics: A logical next step?