Better Together: Silicon Qubits Plus Light Add up to New Quantum Computing Capability

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November 2, 2018 | Originally published by Date Line: November 2 on

A silicon-based quantum computing device could be closer than ever due to a new experimental device that demonstrates the potential to use light as a messenger to connect quantum bits of information — known as qubits — that are not immediately adjacent to each other. The feat is a step toward making quantum computing devices from silicon, the same material used in today’s smartphones and computers.