Key Element for a Scalable Quantum Computer
Physicists from Forschungszentrum Jülich and RWTH Aachen University demonstrate electron transport on a quantum chip
Millions of quantum bits are required for quantum computers to prove useful in practical applications. The scalability is one of the greatest challenges in the development of future devices. One problem is that the qubits have to be very close to each other on the chip in order to couple them together. Researchers at the JARA-FIT Institute for Quantum Information have now come a significant step closer to solving the problem. They succeeded in transferring electrons, the carriers of quantum information, over several micrometres on a quantum chip. Their "quantum bus" could be the key component to master the leap to millions of qubits.
Detailed information on the website of Forschungszentrum Jülich: https://www.fz-juelich.de/en/news/archive/press-release/2022/key-element-for-a-scalable-quantum-computer