Researchers Make Big Step Toward Quantum Computing

Written by John Ponio    Monday, 12 December 2011 17:06

Quantum Computer

Researchers in Bristol have made a big step toward quantum computing. They have figured out a way to use entanglement, Einstein's theory that two particles can be connected (there's more but that's the basics), to guide photons through a silicon chip, meaning that we now have technology to compute with photons. Professor Jeremy O'Brien, Director of the Centre for Quantum Photonics, said, "In order to build a quantum computer, we not only need to be able to control complex phenomena such as entanglement and mixture, but we need to be able to do this on a chip, so that we can scalably and practically duplicate many such miniature circuits—in much the same way as the modern computers we have today. Our device enables this and we believe it is a major step forward towards optical quantum computing." This really is an amazing invention. You can read more about it here.

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