Microtrap Outperforms All Other Scalable Devices
As the UK’s National Measurement Institute, National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is interested in how exotic quantum states of matter can be used to make high precision measurements of, for example, time and frequency, ever more accurate. This research, however, has implications wider than measurement. The device could be used in quantum computation, where entangled qubits are used to execute powerful quantum algorithms. As an example, factorisation of large numbers by a quantum algorithm is dramatically faster than with a classical algorithm.
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