Delivering world-leading quantum research to develop full-scale quantum systems
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC²T) is focused on delivering world-leading quantum research to develop full-scale quantum systems – encompassing ultra-fast quantum computation, secure quantum communication and distributed quantum information processing.
CQC²T’s goal is to realise medium scale quantum processors (simulators, optimisers and samplers) through the integration of quantum hardware with algorithms, architectures and software; logical qubits with error correction for universal quantum computer prototypes; and scalable error corrected quantum communications and quantum networks.
Each CQC²T Chief Investigator leads a research program designed to link strongly with other programs across the Centre nodes, together with Partner Investigators, to achieve the milestones to develop a full-scale quantum ecosystem.
To achieve these milestones the Centre matrix research structure is underpinned by 7 platform technologies and 9 integrated work packages that allows us to oversee the collaborative work across four application areas: Intermediate Quantum Computing, Universal Quantum Computing, Quantum Technology Demonstrators, and Quantum Internet.
Intermediate Quantum Computing
Intermediate Quantum Computers provide a nearer term realisation of quantum processors. A major goal of the Centre is to develop the technology to produce quantum processors at the intermediate scale (between 10 and 100 qubits) based on silicon, optical and hybrid systems.
Universal Quantum Computing
CQC²T is developing long-term architectures for Universal Quantum Computing in both silicon and optical platforms. This includes the design, fabrication and measurement of a systematic series of devices for creating logical qubits to demonstrate complex operations and error correcting codes.
Quantum Technology Demonstrators
CQC²T will realise dedicated systems that use quantum information to attain performance superior to classical computers. This includes developing quantum hard drives and portable quantum encryptors to achieve absolute security for cryptography use.
The Centre is developing ultra-secure quantum communication networks and protocols for distributing entanglement and quantum information over extended distances using quantum cryptography and repeater networks.
Learn more about our collaborate research programs and key milestones to deliver Intermediate Quantum Computing, Universal Quantum Computing, Quantum Technology Demonstrators, and the Quantum Internet.