One step closer to large scale quantum computing

In an article published today, Australian and Japanese researchers present the largest quantum “circuit board” ever produced.

The work, based on an idea by theoretical physicist Nicolas Menicucci of the University of Sydney, connected 10,000 single components. The researchers sidestepped the previous inefficiency of quantum systems - connecting a maximum number of 14 single components - by using single components of individually addressable wave packets of light in two beams.

This breakthrough in scalability will eventually allow the solving of problems that are up to date too difficult for even the fastest supercomputers.

Read more at University of Sydney