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Toward Quantum Computing

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Center for Quantum Photonics, University of Bristol: UK Researchers Jeremy O'Brien and Albert Politi have successfully demonstrated a silica-on-silicon quantum photonic circuit. Their findings were published in Science Express on March 27, 2008.

Quantum optical circuits typically rely on large optical elements. By refining key circuits with  silica-on-silicon technologies that are used in commercial optical technologies, O'Brien and Politi have enabled "impressive minituraization" of quantum circuits. This advance will contribute to the goal of quantum computing.

Read the University of Bristol press release. Goto Science Express. Goto PubMed.