Building a Quantum Computer From Off-the-Shelf Parts
A group of researchers at University of Chicago are pioneering a new technique for fabricating quantum bits by creating and manipulating small defects in commercially available silicon carbide wafers. The technique involves using an electron beam to create a deficiency in the wafer which behaves as a single electron spin. These electron structures can then be harnessed as possible quantum bits for quantum computation and communications.
Satellite-Based Continuous-Variable Quantum Communications: State-of-the-Art and a Predictive Outlook
In this paper, the authors examine space-based quantum communication to the continuous-variable regime. Closely related to classical wireless communications, this regime offers the potential for increased communication performance and represents the next major step forward for quantum communications and the development of the global quantum Internet.
IEEE Computer Society’s Top 12 Technology Trends for 2020
Quantum Computing makes IEEE Computer Society's top 12 list of disruptive technology trends to watch for in 2020, along with AI@Edge, non-volatile memory products, and digital twins. In 2020, quantum demonstrations are projected to become even more compelling, while continuing to outperform standard supercomputers.