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  How many stabilised qubits have been achieved in Quantum Computing?

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The latest I read is 3 but that was in Oct. With Lene Hau of Harvard's "frozen light" and with quantum donuts, newer strategies for stabilization are appearing, but the problem of keeping the qubit in superposition for long enough to sample it seems boggling. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/03/090309105026.htm


This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-05-14 20:03 (UCT), posted by SE-user Gordon
asked Jan 30, 2011 in Theoretical Physics by Gordon (400 points) [ no revision ]

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Hau has demonstrated a memory for classical light pulses (that should also work as a memory for quantum states of light) but her system is - as it stands now - not a viable architecture for a quantum computer. I'm not familiar with the work you link to from sciencedaily (which is not Hau's work).

I'm pretty sure the state of the art for number of qubits (in an architecture that is viable for building a quantum computer) is held by ion traps, with numbers approaching a dozen qubits. Two groups that are pushing the state-of-the-art are the NIST ion trap group and Rainer Blatt's group.

See, ferinstance, one of the latest papers from the Blatt group, with 14 qubits: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1009.6126

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-05-14 20:03 (UCT), posted by SE-user Anonymous Coward
answered Feb 16, 2011 by Anonymous Coward (40 points) [ no revision ]

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