News tagged with quantum computing

Quantum engineering

It can be difficult to distinguish between basic and applied research in the nascent field of quantum engineering. One person's exploration of quantum systems like atoms and electrons yields another's building ...

dateAug 13, 2014 in Quantum Physics
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Unleashing the power of quantum dot triplets

Quantum computers have yet to materialise. Yet, scientists are making progress in devising suitable means of making such computers faster. One such approach relies on quantum dots—a kind of artificial atom, ...

dateJul 24, 2014 in Quantum Physics
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The world's first photonic router

Weizmann Institute scientists have demonstrated for the first time a photonic router – a quantum device based on a single atom that enables routing of single photons by single photons. This achievement, ...

dateJul 14, 2014 in Quantum Physics
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