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How Do You Build a Large-Scale Quantum Computer?

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Physicists have now proposed a modular quantum computer architecture that promises scalability to much larger numbers of qubits. The components of this architecture have individually been tested and are available, making it a promising approach.
2/25/2014 10:00 AM EST

Stirring-Up Atomtronics in a Quantum Circuit: What’s So ‘Super’ About This Superfluid

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Atomtronics is an emerging technology whereby physicists use ensembles of atoms to build analogs to electronic circuit elements. Using lasers and magnetic fields, atomic systems can be engineered to have behavior analogous to that of electrons,...
2/11/2014 1:00 PM EST

Making Color

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Can scientists generate any color of light? The answer is not really, but the invention of the laser in 1960 opened new doors for this endeavor. In a result published in Nature Communications scientists demonstrate a new semiconductor microstructure...
1/31/2014 11:55 AM EST

Topological Light: Living on the Edge

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In this week’s issue of Nature Photonics scientists at the Joint Quantum Institute (*) report the first observation of topological effects for light in two dimensions, analogous to the quantum Hall effect for electrons. To accomplish this, they...
10/21/2013 10:00 AM EDT

Turning on Frustration: 16 Atomic Ions Simulate a Quantum Antiferromagnet

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This week’s issue of Science Magazine features new results from the research group of Christopher Monroe at the JQI, where they explored how to frustrate a quantum magnet comprised of sixteen atomic ions – to date the largest ensemble of qubits...
5/3/2013 9:45 AM EDT

Quantum Dot Commands Light

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JQI scientists, led by Professor Edo Waks, have performed an ultrafast logic gate on a photon, using a semiconductor quantum dot.
4/1/2013 8:00 AM EDT

An Ideal Material: Solving a Mystery Leads to the Discovery of a True Topological Insulator

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Experimentalists have recently confirmed that SmB6 is the first true 3D topological insulator—as originally predicted by JQI/CMTC☨ theorists in 2010.
1/31/2013 4:30 PM EST

A One-Way Street for Light

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An optical diode made with silicon technology can be used for quantum information. Researchers from JQI and the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) propose using ring resonators to construct a micro-optical diode. The...
3/22/2012 12:25 PM EDT

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