Latest Quantum circuit Stories

2013-02-25 13:45:45

The team implemented the 'phase estimation algorithm' – a central quantum algorithm which achieves an exponential speedup over all classical algorithms. It lies at the heart of quantum computing and is a key sub-routine of many other important quantum algorithms, such as Shor's factoring algorithm and quantum simulations. Dr Xiao-Qi Zhou, who led the project, said: "Before our experiment, there had been several demonstrations of quantum algorithms, however, none of them implemented...

2011-09-02 11:19:02

A new paradigm in quantum information processing has been demonstrated by physicists at UC Santa Barbara. Their results are published in this week's issue of Science Express online. UCSB physicists have demonstrated a quantum integrated circuit that implements the quantum von Neumann architecture. In this architecture, a long-lived quantum random access memory can be programmed using a quantum central processing unit, all constructed on a single chip, providing the key components for a...

2011-08-02 16:37:52

Dr Xiao-Qi Zhou and colleagues at the University of Bristol's Centre for Quantum Photonics and the University of Queensland, Australia, have shown that controlled operations "” ones that are implemented on the condition that a "control bit" is in the state 1 "” can be dramatically simplified compared to the standard approach. The researchers believe their technique will find applications across quantum information technologies, including precision measurement, simulation of...

2010-10-05 13:48:40

An important step "“"“ one that is essential to the ultimate construction of a quantum computer "“"“ was taken for the first time by physicists at UC Santa Barbara. The discovery is published in the current issue of the journal Nature. The research involves the entanglement of three quantum bits of information, or qubits. Before now, entanglement research in the solid state has only been developed with two qubits. The UCSB finding comes from a collaboration of the...

2009-08-11 14:10:28

 Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have devised a new type of superconducting circuit that behaves quantum mechanically "“"“ but has up to five levels of energy instead of the usual two. The findings are published in the August 7 issue of Science.These circuits act like artificial atoms in that they can only gain or lose energy in packets, or quanta, by jumping between discrete energy levels. "In our previous work, we focused on systems with just two energy levels, 'qubits,'...

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