Quantum Computing gets closer to reality!

Quantum Computing is one step closer to reality, thanks to work done by a team of international scientists at the University of Bristol… Jeremy O’Brien however, certainly has an impressive designation as the Director of the Centre of Quantum Photonics in the United Kingdom, and he has a very interesting announcement to make: “We can say with real confidence that, using our new technique, a quantum computercould, within five years, be performing calculations that are outside the capabilities of conventional computers.”

So, what exactly has the team of international researchers at the University of Bristol done? They have designed a photonic chip that works with photons, rather than the electrons that are used in conventional processors. The chip currently has “several [working] models”, and will apparently work by sending entangled photons down pathways/networks in a silicon chip. Together, the entangled photons will perform a “coordinated quantum walk”, and the outcome of this process will represent the “results of a calculation.”


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