Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Superconducting quantum integrated circuit may lead to future quantum computational architecture | KurzweilAI
Superconducting quantum integrated circuit may lead to future quantum computational architecture | KurzweilAI: The team described how they used a superconducting quantum integrated circuit to generate unique quantum states of light known as “NOON” states. These states, generated from microwave frequency photons, the quantum unit of light, were created and stored in two physically-separated microwave storage cavities, explained first author Haohua Wang, postdoctoral fellow in physics at UCSB. The quantum NOON states were created using one, two, or three photons, with all the photons in one cavity, leaving the other cavity empty. This was simultaneous with the first cavity being empty, with all the photons stored in the second cavity.