Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Speeding Up Quantum Computing Using Giant Atomic Ions

Researchers have implicated ion quantum computing using giant atomic ions (Rydberg ions) and discovered a new way to speed up quantum computing that can pave the way for the massive leap forward in computer processing power.
Giant Atomic Ions
Researchers have discovered a new way to speed up quantum computing that can pave the way for the huge leap forward in computer processing power. Credit: CC0 Public Domain

Speeding Up Quantum Computing Using Giant Atomic Ions

A quantum computer is operated using quantum gates that are composed of microscopic quantum particles, such as atoms and molecules.

In classical digital computers, logic gates have operational bits that are silicon-based electronic devices.
Information is encoded in two classical states ("0" and "1"). This means that the capacity of a classical computer increases linearly with the number of bits.

Large computing facilities or supercomputers are built to deal with emerging scientific and industrial problems.

Researchers at the University of Stockholm and the University of Nottingham have implicated ion quantum computing using a new experimental approach - trapped Rydberg ions; and discovered a new way to accelerate quantum computing that could pave the way for the massive leap forward in computer processing power.

The experimental work was performed by Marcus Hennrich's group at the University of Stockholm using giant Rydberg ions (100,000,000 times larger than normal atoms or ions).The study report has been published in "Nature".




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