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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

New 3-D wiring technique brings scalable quantum computers closer to reality

Photograph of a quantum socket, developed at the Institute for Quantum Computing

Physicists and electrical engineers from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) led the development of a new extensible wiring technique capable of controlling superconducting quantum bits, representing a significant step towards to the realization of a scalable quantum computer.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Waterloo-led experiment achieves the strongest coupling between light and matter

Illustration showing a qubit attached to a waveguide where light in the form of microwaves enters and exits.

Researchers in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) recorded an interaction between light and matter 10 times larger than previously seen. The strength of the interaction between photons and a qubit was so large that it opens the door to a realm of physics and applications unattainable until now.

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