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Satellite-Based Continuous-Variable Quantum Communications: State-of-the-Art and a Predictive Outlook
IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials - August 2019

The recent launch of the Micius quantum-enabled satellite heralds a major step forward for long-range quantum communication. Using single-photon discrete-variable quantum states, this exciting new development proves beyond any doubt that all of the quantum protocols previously deployed over limited ranges in terrestrial experiments can in fact be translated to global distances via the use of low-orbit satellites. In this paper we survey the imminent extension of space-based quantum communication to the continuous-variable regime-the quantum regime perhaps most closely related to classical wireless communications. The continuous variable 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.

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Computer - Special Issue on Quantum Realism

Computer - Special Issue on Quantum RealismThe June 2019 issue of Computer examines what has been accomplished in quantum computing, ideas that have been demonstrated, and where the path to the future lies. Access articles from this issue below.

EIC's Introduction: Exploring the Current State of Quantum Computing (Open Access)
Quantum Realism (Open Access)
A Hybrid Approach for Solving Optimization Problems on Small Quantum Computers
Really Small Shoe Boxes: On Realistic Quantum Resource Estimation
Practical Annealing-Based Quantum Computing
Reduction-Based Problem Mapping for Quantum Computing
Stochastic Optimization of Quantum Programs


2019 IEEE Quantum Meeting

2019 IEEE Quantum Meeting1-2 May 2019 | Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA

We explored the latest advancements in quantum technologies at the 2019 IEEE Quantum Meeting in Gaithersburg.

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2018 IEEE Quantum Computing Summit White Paper

IEEE Quantum Computing Summit White Paper
IEEE Future Directions - August 2018

The IEEE Future Directions Committee has a long history of working with industry, academia and national laboratories to use its role as an impartial player to catalyze the development of important new technologies. The Committee brings together stakeholders for meetings in new areas of interest to the IEEE to determine where the Institute might make a contribution. Once the meeting has concluded, the Committee uses a summit output whitepaper to help it decide what technologies to incubate.

This whitepaper is the output of an IEEE Future Directions Quantum Computing Summit (QCS), held in Atlanta, GA, USA in August 2018. It was attended by 40 major players in quantum sciences from both the public and private sectors.

The summit chairs are Travis Humble and Erik DeBenedictis.

Download the white paper (PDF, 205 KB)


News Articles

Quantum Computing Software Startup Aliro Emerges From Stealth Mode
IEEE Spectrum - September 2019

Startup plans to offer stack of developer tools and middleware that will create value from nascent quantum computers

Boston-based startup Aliro Technologies is building software to make cloud-connected quantum computing accessible to any developer. The startup has already attracted US $2.7 million from investors.

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Delivering on Quantum Innovation
IEEE Spectrum - September 2019

Maryland’s Quantum Technology Center will translate quantum physics research into innovative technologies.

The University of Maryland has long been a powerhouse in quantum research. Their new Quantum Technology Center (QTC) will translate quantum physics research into innovative technologies, pursue collaborations with industry and government, and train students to produce a workforce educated in quantum-related engineering.

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How the United States Is Developing Post-Quantum Cryptography
IEEE Spectrum - September 2019

NIST has enlisted researchers from academia and private industry to get quantum-resistant cryptography ready for 2022

"A U.S. government agency has challenged researchers to develop a new generation of quantum-resistant cryptographic algorithms."

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Researchers Discover What Could Be a New Substrate for Building “Topological” Qubits
IEEE Spectrum - August 2019

Uranium ditelluride could one day help in the construction of quantum computers

Researchers are considering building a topological quantum computer, though constructing such a computer would be much harder than what’s being explored now with superconducting loops and trapped ions.

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