Optical Quantum Computing Theory

The Optical Quantum Computing Theory Program, led by Dr Austin Lund from the University of Queensland, expands understanding in the power of quantum computation from the perspective of quantum optics theory.

Intermediate, or non-universal quantum computing models have been shown to have the potential to exhibit a quantum advantage over classical computers with less quantum resources than universal models. Particularly in optics, an intermediate model called Boson Sampling, which consists of single photon sources, linear optics and photon counting, has been shown to admit a proof of quantum computational advantage. CQC2T has, and is, developing and studying alternative intermediate quantum computing models with the potential to bring forward experiments operating in a faster than classical regime.


Dr. Austin  Lund

Dr. Austin Lund

Work Package Leader, Program Manager The University of Queensland
Ms. Estelle  Asmodelle

Ms. Estelle Asmodelle

The University of Queensland
Mr. Joshua  Guanzon

Mr. Joshua Guanzon

The University of Queensland
Mr. Marco  Ho

Mr. Marco Ho

The University of Queensland
Mr. Raymond  Harrison

Mr. Raymond Harrison

The University of Queensland
Mr. Sho  Onoe

Mr. Sho Onoe

The University of Queensland

Featured Publications

Quantum correlations and global coherence in distributed quantum computing F Shahandeh, AP Lund, TC Ralph Physical Review A, 99, 052303 (2019)
Passive quantum error correction of linear optics networks through error averaging Ryan J. Marshman, Austin P. Lund, Peter P. Rohde, and Timothy C. Ralph Phys. Rev. A, 97, 022324 (2018)
Viewpoint: Lost Photons Won’t Derail Quantum Sampling Austin P. Lund Physics , 11, 57 (2018)