Optical Fiber Brings Universal Quantum Computing Closer | Research & Technology | Mar 2021

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GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 25, 2021 — Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) measured and controlled a superconducting qubit using optical fiber rather than metal electrical wires. The work paves the way to being able to pack a million qubits into a quantum computer rather than just a few thousand and introduces the possibility of a universal quantum computer capable of solving the most difficult equations. Superconducting circuits are a leading technology for making quantum computers because they are reliable and easily mass produced. But these circuits must operate at cryogenic temperatures, and schemes for wiring them to room-temperature electronics are complex and prone to overheating the qubits. Conventional cryostats — supercold dilution refrigerators — with metal wiring can support only thousands of...

Prime Movers Lab Webinar Series: Quantum Computing | by Carly Anderson | Prime Movers Lab | Mar, 2021

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A conversation with experts and entrepreneurs on the future of quantum computingIn this week’s episode of the Prime Movers Lab webinar series, we spoke with quantum technology expert Tatjana Curcic and two brilliant quantum entrepreneurs: Jonathan King of Atom Computing, and Jan Goetz of IQM Quantum Computers, to understand what the excitement over quantum computing is all about.[Click the link above to play the video]Dr. Tatjana Curcic has worked on quantum information technologies for decades, and is currently a DARPA Program Manager. At DARPA, she manages Noisy Intermediate Scale Quantum (NISQ) processor development — finding useful things we can do with quantum computing technology in it’s current “noisy intermediate” state. Among her many roles and accomplishments, she managed quantum technology programs at the US Air Force Office...