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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...

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Pete Roos, Tara Fortier, Xiaoqin Li, Ryan Smith, Jessica Pipis, and Steve Cundiff are using a phase-controlled mode-locked laser to control...

Left to their own devices, deuterium atoms would attach themselves to cold specks of soot floating in interstellar gas clouds and remain there...

Triatomic hydrogen ion (H3+) has many talents. In interstellar clouds, it can be blown apart by free low-energy free...

The race is on! Two mice chase one another around a curvy, roughly elliptical white stripe. But, the goal can't be the finish line –...

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