Nanoelectronics-based quantum information processing
Because they are based on standard semiconductor technology, nanoscale systems such as quantum dots and superconducting circuits make good candidates for practical quantum computers. Once a few such systems are shown to work above a given threshold, the key will be to make them work together in scalable technology.
Significant progress has been made in reducing errors, implementing algorithms and observing entanglement using these systems. The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is home to two new labs in these fields: the Quantum Spintronics laboratory and the Superconducting Quantum Devices laboratory.
IQC theorists and experimentalists including Jonathan Baugh, Adrian Lupascu and Hamed Majedi are leading these investigations. Their work will be essential as quantum information technology moves closer toward practical realization and commercialization.
Left, Jonathan Baugh with student, right, Adrian Lapascu with students