World record-breaking experiments in recent years have revealed continuous-variable (CV) cluster states to be a highly promising technology for large-scale quantum computing. This is because extremely large quantum resource states can be made using a minimum of experimental hardware.The goals of this Program are three-fold:
To reduce the experimental resources required for these states to be used in a fault-tolerant setting (i.e., of sufficient quality to be tolerant of errors) by improving the algorithms and theoretical designs for using them;
To provide theoretical support for the experimentalists working to demonstrate these states in the laboratory through improved experimental designs and methodology; and
To discover ways to use CV cluster states beyond their original design (quantum computing). This could be in quantum communication, quantum sensing, or the fundamental study of large-scale many-body entanglement.
Research insights from the Continuous Variable Quantum Technology Program and Dr. Nicolas Menicucci's team at RMIT.