Quantum Computers Move a Step Closer to New Breakthrough
To realize the full potential of the quantum computer, one of the biggest challenges is to figure out how to get millions upon millions of qubits working together. These quantum equivalents of traditional bits that store 1s and 0s in computers are called quantum equivalents.
Researchers at the University of Sussex, UK, have been able to send qubits directly between two quantum microchips. This technology allows for speeds and accuracy that are unmatched.
This shows that quantum computers can be scaled beyond the physical limits of a microchip. This is crucial when dealing with millions upon millions of qubits within the same machine. Universal Quantum, a startup that was created at the University of Sussex will continue to develop this technology.
Mariam Akhtar, a quantum scientist, says that the team demonstrated coherent and fast ion transfer using quantum material links. While Akhtar was at the University of Sussex, she led the research for the prototype.
“This experiment validates Universal Quantum’s unique architecture – offering an exciting route to truly large-scale quantum computing.”