project . 2012 - 2016 . Closed

Quantum Networking with Fibre-Coupled Ions

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: EP/J003670/1
  • Funded under: EPSRC Funder Contribution: 497,991 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    17 Jun 2012
    End Date
    16 Jun 2016
Description
In the course of the project, we will develop a system to transfer quantum information between distant ions deterministically, using single photons in an optical fibre as carrier. This device will be a key building block of a so-called quantum network, which in the future will connect quantum computers like the internet does with present-day computers. Already today single quanta of light (photons) are used to transmit information securely over long distances, a process called quantum communication. The laws of quantum mechanics would foil any attempt of eavesdropping. Quantum effects can also be used to perform computations. Re-searchers use single ions stored ...
Description
In the course of the project, we will develop a system to transfer quantum information between distant ions deterministically, using single photons in an optical fibre as carrier. This device will be a key building block of a so-called quantum network, which in the future will connect quantum computers like the internet does with present-day computers. Already today single quanta of light (photons) are used to transmit information securely over long distances, a process called quantum communication. The laws of quantum mechanics would foil any attempt of eavesdropping. Quantum effects can also be used to perform computations. Re-searchers use single ions stored ...
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