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Cumol  ·  56 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: To Crack the Toughest Optimization Problems, Just Add Lasers

I got to the point where he said "that's a mouthful" and then I stopped understanding what is happening.

What is happening in the optic Fibre spool?

If I understood correctly, it is like doing computations but using light to do the calculation. I just don't get how you translate a problem like the traveling salesman to these pulses and come up. With an answer.