The most crucial concept in quantum physics is the so-called “entanglement.” This notion represents the inextricable connection between at least two quantum systems (or particles). The cohesion of the minimum two quantum elements is so strong that we cannot examine each element individually. Now, a team of Yale scientists developed a “universal entangler” which would serve as the basis for the quantum computer.
Besides its possible use in the future quantum computer, the “universal entangler” created by Yale scientists can also be useful in quantum cryptography and communications. The “universal entangler” would ease up the entanglement between the delicate bits of quantum data called “qubits,” and which are the fundamental elements of the quantum computer and quantum Internet.
“We’ve shown a new way of creating gates between logically-encoded qubits that can eventually be error-corrected. It’s a much more sophisticated operation than what has been performed previously,” explained Robert Schoelkopf, a Yale researcher and the director of the Yale Quantum Institute.
Yale Scientists Developed a “Universal Entangler” For The Future Quantum Computer
“This universal entangler is critical for robust quantum computation. Scientists have invented a wealth of hardware-efficient, quantum error correction codes — each one cleverly designed with unique characteristics that can be exploited for different applications. However, each of them requires wiring up a new set of tailored operations, introducing a significant hardware overhead and reduced versatility,” also said Yvonne Gao, co-first author of the study.
By using this “universal entangler,” the scientists can diminish the issues that might occur in the quantum computer as they can now “choose any desired codes or even change them on the fly without having to re-wire the operation.”
The new study represents the finals phase of the quantum research carried out by Yale University’s scientists. Now, the Yale researchers are only one step closer to the development of a reliable, 100 percent functional quantum computer, a device that might change the world of technology as we know it.
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