I started investinating this after discovering the Optical Cavity Induced Current paper on Hackernews. I found a few links that seem relevant. It looks like there have been some advances in home-fabrication of chips/semiconductors. This might merit further investigation if I want to look into the optical cavity thing further. Seems like a lot of work though.
- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7E8-0Ou69hwScPW1_fQApA -> Home-made chip
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23fTB3hG5cA -> Great talk with the basics of semiconductor physics