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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: Sep 04, 2018

JILA Researchers have generated the most powerful XUV frequency comb yet. This tabletop experiment generates...

Published: Aug 13, 2018

A collaboration between the Thompson Lab and Rey’s theory group is exploiting phenomena related to Quantum...

Published: Jul 18, 2018

The hardest problems are never solved by one person. They are solved by teams; or in the case of science, collaborations.

It took a...

Published: Jun 29, 2018

A large fraction of JILA research relies on laser cooling of atoms, ions and molecules for applications as diverse as world-leading atomic clocks...

Published: Jun 28, 2018

JILA researchers have created a laser-controlled "electron faucet", which emits a ...

Published: Jun 27, 2018

“Well, this isn’t going to work.”

That was recent JILA graduate Carrie Weidner’s first thought when her advisor, JILA Fellow Dana Anderson...

Published: Mar 15, 2018

We all know what a tenth of a second feels like. It’s a jiffy, a snap of the fingers, or a camera shutter click. But what does 14 billion years–...

Published: Mar 02, 2018

Magnets hold cards to your fridge, and store data in your computer. They can power speakers, and produce detailed medical images. And yet, despite...

Published: Feb 23, 2018

Jupiter is large enough to fit 1,300 Earths inside, and still have room. But like all planets, Jupiter was once nothing more than a cosmic dust...

Published: Feb 08, 2018

Researchers from the Raschke group are lighting up dark excitons.

Specifically, the Raschke group developed a method to observe dark...

Published: Jan 12, 2018

The reaction, at first glance, seems simple. Combustion engines, such as those in your car, form carbon monoxide (CO). Sunlight converts...

Published: Nov 03, 2017

The actors are molecules. The plot, broken molecular bonds. JILA Fellow Ralph Jimenez and a team of detector experts at the National Institute of...

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