The Continuous-Variable Quantum Technology Program is led by Associate Professor Nicolas Menicucci from RMIT University in Melbourne. 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 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.

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Temperature and angle dependent magnetic imaging of biological iron nanoparticles using quantum diamond microscopy de Gille, RW; Healey, AJ; Robertson, IO; Hall, LT; Tetienne, JP; Malkemper, EP; Keays, DA; Hollenberg, LCL; Simpson, DA
Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computation with Static Linear Optics I Tzitrin, T Matsuura, RN. Alexander, G Dauphinais, JE Bourassa, KK Sabapathy, NC Menicucci, I Dhand PRX Quantum, 2, 040353 (2021)
Universal Quantum Computation with Continuous-Variable Cluster States Nicolas C. Menicucci, Peter van Loock, Mile Gu, Christian Weedbrook, Timothy C. Ralph, and Michael A. Nielsen Phys. Rev. Lett., 97, 110501 (2006)
Particle scattering in a sonic analogue of special relativity SL Todd, G Pantaleoni, V Baccetti, NC Menicucci Physical Review D, 104, 064035 (2021)
Phase-space methods for representing, manipulating, and correcting Gottesman-Kitaev-Preskill qubits LJ Mensen, B Baragiola, NC Menicucci Physical Review A, 104, 022408 (2021)