Physicists at Innsbruck University build prototype of an ion trap quantum computer

Physicists at the University of Innsbruck have built the smallest quantum computer yet based on industry standards.

Over the past three decades, fundamental groundwork for building quantum computers has been pioneered at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. As part of the EU Flagship Quantum Technologies, researchers at the Department of Experimental Physics in Innsbruck have now built a demonstrator for a compact ion trap quantum computer. "Our quantum computing experiments usually fill 30- to 50-square-meter laboratories," says Thomas Monz of the University of Innsbruck. "We were now looking to fit the technologies developed here in Innsbruck into the smallest possible space while meeting standards commonly used in industry." The new device aims to show that quantum computers will soon be ready for use in data centers.








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A compact ion-trap quantum computing demonstrator. I. Pogorelov, T. Feldker, Ch. D. Marciniak, L. Postler, G. Jacob, O. Kriegelsteiner, V. Podlesnic, M. Meth, V. Negnevitsky, M. Stadler, B. Höfer, C. Wächter, K. Lakhmanskiy, R. Blatt, P. Schindler, and T. Monz. PRX Quantum 2021 doi: 10.1103/PRXQuantum.2.020343 [arXiv:2101.11390] (https://arxiv.org/abs/2101.11390)




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