A group of investigators from the University of Bristol Center for Quantum Photonics announces the development of a new silicon chip, which they say could be used to usher in a new generation of quantum computing devices
Details of the chip will be presented between September 4-9, at the 2012 British Science Festival. According to the team, it could potentially enable the mass-manufacture of miniature quantum chips.
“This is very much the start of a new field of quantum-engineering, where state-of-the-art micro-chip manufacturing techniques are used to develop new quantum technologies and will eventually realize quantum computers that will help us understand the most complex scientific problems,” the team says.
The circuits the UB team developed are over 1000 times smaller than current glass-based technologies, concludes the director of the CQP, Mark Thompson.