23. March 2018

SPOC develops new chip to process quantum information with hitherto unseen speed

Researchers from SPOC are part of an international research team behind a chip that can process quantum information with hitherto unseen speed. The result can pave the way for future quantum technologies.

Yunhong Ding, Davide Bacco, and Leif K. Oxenløwe, from the Center for Silicon Photonics for Optical Communications (SPOC) at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), together with European and Chinese researchers, recently published an article in the prestigious magazine Science.

The chip, which was fabricated at SPOC, provides the basis for the first-ever large-scale integrated quantum photonic circuit, which makes it possible to process quantum information at speeds faster than those previously achieved. The result is a promising step toward future quantum computers together with fast and secure quantum communication.

“Quantum2.0 has been up and coming for many years now, and with the
demonstration of this quantum chip, we hope to push the development of scalable quantum information processing units closer to real-life applications. This could have profound impact on, e.g., quantum communication links and secure communications,” said the head of the center, Professor Leif K. Oxenløwe, to DTU.


Read more about the research result and SPOC at DTU here.

Further information on the published article can be found at Science here. 


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