Critical operations in quantum computing and communications require quantum information to be transferred between light fields and material quantum systems. To enable these operations this program is developing a series of optical solid-state interface devices, utilizing rare-earth optical centres in crystals. The emphasis of the program is the development of the hardware required to enable a long range quantum communication network. The building blocks of this hardware include quantum memories, non-classical light sources and small-scale quantum processors. A key outcome will be the integration of the rare-earth systems with detector and frequency conversion technology being developed in the Centre to demonstrate a quantum repeater. The Rare-Earth Integration Program is led by A.Prof Matthew Sellars based at the Australian National University in Canberra.
Latest insights from the Rare-Earth Integration Program and CQC2T team based at the Australian National University in Canberra.