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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: Mar 05, 2014

There’s exciting news from JILA’s ultracold molecule collaboration. The Jin, Ye, Holland, and Rey groups have come up with new theory (verified by...

Published: Feb 26, 2014

When Andy Almand-Hunter and his colleagues in the Cundiff group shined a laser on a sample of gallium arsenide (GaAs), the last thing they were...

Published: Feb 04, 2014

The groups of Fellow Adjoint Markus Raschke and Fellow Tom Perkins joined forces recently to shine light onto a bacterial membrane protein called...

Published: Feb 03, 2014

Fellows Mitch Begelman and Phil Armitage have just solved the 40-year old mystery of what causes the gas of stellar debris surrounding black holes...

Published: Jan 29, 2014

Black holes have a new item on their dinner menu: a three-dimensional glowing sphere of stellar debris that looks like a star. The sphere provides...

Published: Jan 28, 2014

Real-world quantum mechanics may not always work exactly like the simple picture presented in textbooks, according to observations made by...

Published: Jan 22, 2014

JILA and NIST labs are well on the way to creating astonishingly accurate optical atomic clocks based on the neutral atoms strontium (Sr) and...

Published: Jan 14, 2014

Capturing and controlling the fleeting dance of electrons as they rearrange during a chemical reaction has been a long-standing challenge in...

Published: Jan 13, 2014

The Cornell and Jin groups have just met the challenge of creating and studying an extremely strongly interacting Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC)....

Published: Dec 06, 2013

Physicists wonder about some pretty strange things. For instance, one burning question is: How round is the electron? While the simplest picture...

Published: Oct 11, 2013

Research associate Tom Purdy and his colleagues in the Regal group have just built an even better miniature light-powered machine that can now...

Published: Oct 04, 2013

Tauno Palomaki and his colleagues in the Lehnert group have just gone where no one has gone before: They’ve entangled the quantum motion of a...

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