Theory is being developed and used to devise methods for preserving and exploiting the quantum behavior of ever-larger systems and finding potential roles for these systems in technology.
Quantum information science focuses on methods for using the microscopic laws of quantum mechanics to implement new methods for metrology, secure communication, simulation of physical systems, and even information processing. However, practical implementations of these ideas rely on simultaneously reducing the coupling of a small system to the outside world while improving our ability to control the same system using macroscopic apparati. Our research works on improved methods for teasing out the quantum behavior of ever-larger systems, and finding potential roles for these systems to play in a technological setting.
Avenues of theoretical research include:
Start Date:October 19, 2010
Lead Organizational Unit:pml
Jacob Taylor, NIST Staff
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