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Published: Mon, 09/24/2018 - 11:45am

JILA researchers are devising methods to network quantum computers. These networks will exponentially increase computing power and vastly improve information security by harnessing quantum entanglement.  Through use of a “quantum drum,” JILA researchers have translated microwave and optical frequencies with nearly 50% efficiency. This translation was brought closer to quantum operation by strategic measurements that significantly reduced added noise.

Quantum computers are set to revolutionize society. With their expansive power and speed, quantum computers could reduce today’s impossibly complex problems, like artificial intelligence and weather forecasts, to mere algorithms.

But as revolutionary as the quantum computer will be, its promises will be stifled without the right connections. Peter Burns, a JILA graduate student in the Lehnert/Regal lab, likens this stifle to a world without Wi-Fi.  

“The regular computer was developed 70 years ago, and it took up an entire lab and could barely do basic math,” said Burns. “It wasn’t until the 80’s that people had the idea to connect multiple...

Published: Aug 01, 2014

The Raschke group recently came up with a clever way to detect folds and grain boundaries in graphene. a sheet made of a single layer of carbon...

Published: Jul 13, 2014

The spooky quantum property of entanglement is set to become a powerful tool in precision measurement, thanks to researchers in the Thompson group...

Published: Jun 26, 2014

Graduate student Adam Kaufman and his colleagues in the Regal and Rey groups have demonstrated a key first step in assembling quantum matter one...

Published: Jun 22, 2014

The Ye group has not only made two invisible rulers of extreme ultraviolet (XUV) light, but also figured out how to observe them with ordinary...

Published: Jun 13, 2014

Imagine a network of multiple clocks orbiting the Earth, not only reporting down to us, but also collaborating quantum mechanically among...

Published: May 27, 2014

Mid-infrared (mid-IR) laser light is accomplishing some remarkable things at JILA. This relatively long-wavelength light (2–4 µm), when used to...

Published: May 22, 2014

Biomolecules may not always behave the same way in test tubes as they do in living cells, a fact underscored by important new work by former...

Published: May 07, 2014

The Markus Raschke group has come up with an innovative way that may one day allow it to peer inside superconductors, new materials for solar...

Published: Apr 23, 2014

Fellow Tom Perkins’ group is significantly closer to realizing its long-standing dream of using atomic force microscopy (AFM) to study how...

Published: Apr 17, 2014

Graduate student Erik Holmstrom and Fellow David Nesbitt have applied their laboratory research on the rates of RNA folding and unfolding to the...

Published: Mar 19, 2014

The Regal-Lehnert collaboration has just taken a significant step towards the goal of one day building a quantum information network. Large-scale...

Published: Mar 13, 2014

Quantum chaos just showed up in an ultracold gas of erbium atoms, and the Bohn theory group knows why. Theorists expect quantum chaos to appear...

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