To work, quantum computers must be ice-cold, making their connection a challenge.
Now, for the first time, a research team has found a way to create entanglements on a physical object – a step that could help connect future quantum computing systems to the outside world.
"We have built a prototype for a quantum interconnect," said Shabir Barzanjeh, the engineer who led the project a press release. "The oscillator we built has brought us a step closer to quantum internet."
According to research published Wednesday in the journal Nature by the Institute of Science, scientists from Technology Austria have generated entangled radiation using a 30-micron piece of silicon.
This is small for practical reasons ̵
This radiation could be used to send information between future quantum computers and external data centers much as classic computer networks use light radiation to send information over fiber optic cables.
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