Researchers are currently experimenting with the use of light waves to create accelerated supercurrents for quantum computing purposes. That, in turn, could learn to develop high-speed computers that are based on quantum mechanics. One of the researchers from Iowa State University, Jigang Wang, explains the basics of this scientific application. He used words like “light-induced superconductivity,” “forbidden quantum beats,” and “terahertz speed symmetry.”
He may have realized that most people don’t speak science, so he attempted to simplify his words. The quantum level of applied physics is only exiting the world of science fiction, so most people do not understand it. It is even remaining a mystery for scientists, in its complexity.
What does it all mean?
The professor of physics and astronomy then tried his luck at “English” for our sake. He said that his study involves quantum energy superconductivity could be useful for real, productive applications. As this type of energy conductivity far exceeds the gigahertz system, we are currently using. The professor added that he is using terahertz light to accelerate supercurrents. This will give him data on the properties of energy transfer in the quantum field.
Superconductivity is something that allows for the smooth flow of electrical currents through a material or system. This usually happens in extreme temperatures, below freezing. The terahertz light the professor mentioned is light that’s manipulated at very high frequencies. It is a form of microwave radiation bursts that measures in the trillions per second.
Such light manipulation has served the research team in controlling some of the processes of superconductivity that were thought to defy the laws of known physics.
Quantum computing using light waves
The professor commented: “Light-induced supercurrents chart a path forward for the electromagnetic design of new materials properties and collective coherent oscillations for quantum engineering applications. By exploiting interactions of these quantum systems, next-generation technologies for sensing, computing, modeling, and communicating will be more accurate and efficient.”
Which basically means that prodding these supercurrents will allow scientists to create future tech involving quantum computing and energy-based systems that could perhaps catapult us into the next age of human society.