Quantum information: microwave ion-trap quantum computing

Hensinger, Winfried K (2011) Quantum information: microwave ion-trap quantum computing. Nature, 476. pp. 155-156. ISSN 0028-0836

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The strange phenomena of quantum physics, such as the possibility of a single atom being in two different places simultaneously, have mystified experienced physicists and students alike. These phenomena are not just theoretical curiosities: a new, practical, field of quantum physics has become particularly vibrant during the past ten years. It concerns harnessing the power of quantum effects to produce an innovative type of technology — quantum technology. This has the potential to revolutionize computing. Although ways to implement this technology are being pursued in various physical systems, quantum computing using trapped ions1, 2, 3 has undoubtedly been the most successful so far. In this issue, Ospelkaus et al.4 (page 181) and Timoney et al.5 (page 185) describe a trapped-ion approach that further bolsters the enormous potential of this system for the implementation of large-scale quantum computers.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
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Depositing User: Winfried Hensinger
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:41
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2012 09:10
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/27467
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