QUANTUM COMPUTATIONAL ADVANTAGE WITH A PROGRAMMABLE PHOTONIC PROCESSOR

Monday, September 26, 2022 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

JONATHAN LAVOIE, EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICIST XANADU QUANTUM TECHNOLOGIES

A quantum computer attains computational advantage when outperforming the best classical computers running the best-known algorithms on well-defined tasks. No photonic machine offering programmability over all its quantum gates has demonstrated quantum computational advantage: previous machines were largely restricted to static gate sequences. I will discuss a quantum computational advantage using Borealis, the latest of Xanadu’s photonic processors offering dynamic programmability and available on the cloud. This work is a critical milestone on the path to a practical quantum computer, validating key technological features of photonics as a platform for this goal.

Refreshments to be served following the presentation.

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