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Laser Light Yields Versatile Manipulation Of A Quantum Bit
2013-05-01 15:09:02

University of California - Santa Barbara By using light, researchers at UC Santa Barbara have manipulated the quantum state of a single atomic-sized defect in diamond —— the nitrogen-vacancy center —— in a method that not only allows for more unified control than conventional processes, but is more versatile, and opens up the possibility of exploring new solid-state quantum systems. Their results are published in the latest edition of the Proceedings of the National...

Quantum Internet With Combined Optical And Electrical Technique
2013-05-01 14:54:34

University of New South Wales An Australian team led by researchers at the University of New South Wales has achieved a breakthrough in quantum science that brings the prospect of a network of ultra-powerful quantum computers - connected via a quantum internet —closer to reality. The team is the first in the world to have detected the spin, or quantum state, of a single atom using a combined optical and electrical approach. The study is a collaboration between researchers from...

2013-04-30 23:06:42

Professor Weimin Chen and his colleagues at Linköping University, in cooperation with German and American researchers, have succeeded in both initializing and reading nuclear spins, relevant to qubits for quantum computers, at room temperature. The results have just been published in the renowned journal Nature Communications. A quantum computer is controlled by the laws of quantum physics; it promises to perform complicated calculations, or search large amounts of data, at a...

Australian Engineers Create Functional Quantum Bit Based On The Nucleus Of A Single Atom In Silicon
2013-04-18 10:48:04

University of New South Wales A team of Australian engineers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) has demonstrated a quantum bit based on the nucleus of a single atom in silicon, promising dramatic improvements for data processing in ultra-powerful quantum computers of the future. Quantum bits, or qubits, are the building blocks of quantum computers, which will offer enormous advantages for searching expansive databases, cracking modern encryption, and modelling atomic-scale...

No More Loopholes For Photons
2013-04-15 14:53:36

University of Vienna A team led by the Austrian physicist Anton Zeilinger has now carried out an experiment with photons, in which they have closed an important loophole. The researchers have thus provided the most complete experimental proof that the quantum world is in conflict with our everyday experience. The results of this study appear this week in the renowned journal Nature (Advance Online Publication/AOP). When we observe an object, we make a number of intuitive assumptions,...

Einstein's "Spooky Action" Theory Could Be Tested Aboard Space Station
2013-04-10 12:02:29

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online "Spooky action at a distance" is how Albert Einstein rather famously described the theory of quantum entanglement. Until now, however, experiments attempting to examine this peculiar quantum mechanical phenomenon have been limited to relatively small distances on Earth. Researchers have proposed a solution to this in a new study published in the New Journal of Physics. To test the limits of Einstein's "spooky action" and potentially...

Rubidium Vapor Stores Visual Images
2013-04-04 19:22:16

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists have demonstrated how they are able to store visual images within a thin vapor of rubidium atoms. Scientists at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland reported in the New Journal of Physics about how they used the cloud of atoms as an optical memory device. The team believes their work could be helpful in creating memory for quantum...


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