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2014-06-12 05:32:24

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The difficulty in understanding the field of quantum computing just got a little easier, but only slightly. New research from the University of Waterloo's Institute for Quantum Computing has confirmed, at least theoretically, that the concept of contextuality is a necessary resource required for achieving the advantages of quantum computation. Contextuality is regarded as one of the weirder aspects of quantum theory and is a...

D-Wave Chip Passes Rigorous Tests
2014-03-05 13:50:44

University of Southern California With cutting-edge technology, sometimes the first step scientists face is just making sure it actually works as intended. The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is home to the USC-Lockheed Martin Quantum Computing Center (QCC), a super-cooled, magnetically shielded facility specially built to house the first commercially available quantum computing processors – devices so advanced that there are only two in use outside the Canadian lab where they were...

Single-Atom Light Switch
2013-11-06 10:32:04

Vienna University of Technology With just a single atom, light can be switched between two fiber optic cables at the Vienna University of Technology. Such a switch enables quantum phenomena to be used for information and communication technology. Fiber optic cables are turned in to a quantum lab: scientists are trying to build optical switches at the smallest possible scale in order to manipulate light. At the Vienna University of Technology, this can now be done using a single atom....

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...

2012-11-13 11:04:14

Griffith Uni researchers lead light breakthrough Research physicists have demonstrated the first device capable of amplifying the information in a single particle of light without adding noise. The research collaboration, involving Griffith University, The University of Queensland and University of Science and Technology of China, was able to amplify the noisy quantum state of a single photon subjected to loss, without adding noise in the process; in fact, their amplification reduced...

2012-07-10 10:37:40

Quantum mechanics researchers show that nature is unpredictable Many of the predictions we make in everyday life are vague, and we often get them wrong because we have incomplete information, such as when we predict the weather. But in quantum mechanics, even if all the information is available, the outcomes of certain experiments generally can't be predicted perfectly beforehand. This inability to accurately predict the results of experiments in quantum physics has been the subject...

2012-04-09 13:28:24

A team led by an Ames Laboratory scientist develops new technique for solid-state quantum information processing Scientists have overcome a major hurdle facing quantum computing: how to protect quantum information from degradation by the environment while simultaneously performing computation in a solid-state quantum system. A group led by U.S. Department of Energy´s Ames Laboratory physicist Viatsheslav Dobrovitski and including scientists at Delft University of Technology; the...


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Open Systems & Information Dynamics
2012-05-17 15:20:56

Open Systems & Information Dynamics (OSID) is journal published by World Scientific. The aim of the Journal is to promote interdisciplinary research in mathematics, physics, engineering and life sciences centered around the issues of broadly understood information processing, storage and transmission, in both quantum and classical settings. Our special interest lies in the information-theoretic approach to phenomena dealing with dynamics and thermodynamics, control, communication,...

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