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Tests show integrated quantum chip operations possible

Quantum computers that are capable of solving complex problems, like drug design or machine learning, will require millions of quantum bits – or qubits – connected in an integrated way and designed to correct errors that inevitably occur in fragile quantum systems. Now, an Australian research team has experimentally realised a crucial combination of these capabilities on a silicon chip, bringing the dream of a universal quantum computer closer to reality.

They have demonstrated an integrated silicon qubit platform that combines both single-spin addressability – the ability to ‘write’ information on a single spin qubit without disturbing its neighbours – and a qubit ‘read-out’ process that will be vital for quantum error correction. Moreover, their new integrated design can be manufactured using well-established technology used in the existing computer industry.

The team is led by Scientia Professor Andrew Dzurak of UNSW Sydney, a program leader at the Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC2T) and Director of the NSW node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility.

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CQC2T Chief Investigator Professor Geoff Pryde elected Fellow of the Optical Society (OSA)

The Optical Society (OSA) Board of Directors has elected 98 members to the Society’s 2019 Fellows Class with the honour including CQC2T Chief Investigator Professor Geoff Pryde from Griffith University.

OSA Fellows are members who have served with distinction in the advancement of optics and photonics. No more than 10 percent of the total OSA membership may be Fellows at any given time, making each year’s honorees a highly selective group.

“I’m really honoured to be included amongst the Fellows of OSA, joining many wonderful researchers that I have admired through my career. It’s an inspiration to keep striving in challenging and exciting research directions.” Professor Geoff Pryde

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