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New quantum loop provides long national testbed for quantum communication technology

January 13, 2020

Argonne, UChicago scientists perform initial measurements through a 52-mile fiber-optic testbed. Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE)…
A super-fast “light switch” for future cars and computers

November 18, 2019

Switching light beams quickly is important in many technological applications. Researchers at ETH have now developed an “electro-​opto-mechanical”…
Physicists’ finding could revolutionize information transmission

July 11, 2019

Move aside, electrons; it’s time to make way for the trion. A research team led by physicists at…
An innovative method for controlling single-photon emission for specific locations in 2D materials may offer a new path toward all-optical quantum computers and other quantum technologies. This image shows a false-color scanning electron micrograph of the array used to create place single-photon sources in epitaxial tungsten diselenide. Inset shows the Hanbury-Brown Twiss interferometry measurement proving quantum emission. Image credit: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Quantum information gets a boost from thin-film breakthrough

May 31, 2019

Method opens new path to all-optical quantum computers, other technologies. Efforts to create reliable light-based quantum computing, quantum…
UO team makes artificial atoms that work at room temp

April 17, 2019

Ultra-secure online communications, completely indecipherable if intercepted, are a step closer with the help of a recently published…
ORNL teams with Los Alamos, EPB to demonstrate next-generation grid security tech

February 13, 2019

A team of researchers from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge and Los Alamos National Laboratories has partnered…
Networking goes quantum

December 13, 2018

A scientist involved in expanding quantum communication to a network of users, is continuing his work at the…
Quantum network to test unhackable communications

October 26, 2018

National labs, UChicago to create one of the country’s longest fiber-optic links to ​“teleport” information As the number…
Argonne will receive more than $11 million in funding over three years as part of a series of grants tied to quantum information science.

September 28, 2018

Scientists are eager to delve further into the important and emerging field of quantum information science (QIS). Now…
On-demand room-temperature single photon array: a quantum communication breakthrough

September 25, 2018

Physicists at The City College of New York have used atomically thin two-dimensional materials to realize an array…
Implanting diamonds with flaws to provide key technology for quantum communications

July 9, 2018

Princeton University researchers are using synthetic diamonds to help create a communication network that relies on a property…
“Quantum Radio” May Aid Communications and Mapping Indoors, Underground and Underwater

January 2, 2018

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated that quantum physics might enable communications…
Atomic imperfections move quantum communication network closer to reality

June 29, 2017

An international team led by the University of Chicago’s Institute for Molecular Engineering has discovered how to manipulate…
Advancing Quantum Technology With Photon Control

November 3, 2016

The ability to control the frequency of single photons is crucial to realize the potential of quantum communications…
Teleporting toward a quantum Internet

October 15, 2016

Quantum physics is a field that appears to give scientists superpowers. Those who understand the world of extremely…
Physicists Bring Quantum Teleportation to the Real World

September 22, 2016

Quantum teleportation is a phenomenon in which the quantum states of one particle can be transferred to another,…
Rare Earth Atoms See the Light

April 26, 2016

Tiny units of matter and chemistry that they are, atoms constitute the entire universe. Some rare atoms can…
New Nanodevice Shifts Light’s Color at Single-Photon Level

April 19, 2016

Converting a single photon from one color, or frequency, to another is an essential tool in quantum communication,…
Scientists Set Quantum Record by Using Photons to Ferry Data between Electrons 1.2 Miles Apart

November 25, 2015

Quantum entanglement is the observed phenomenon of two or more particles that are connected, even over thousands of…
Scientists Succeed in Quantum Key Distribution from Single-Photon Emitter at World-Record Distance of 120 km

September 29, 2015

Yesterday the Institute for Nano Quantum Information Electronics (Director: Professor Yasuhiko Arakawa), the University of Tokyo, in collaboration with…
One step closer to secure Internet communication

June 4, 2015

Every day, most of us transmit personal data over the Internet. Secure communication is thus an absolute necessity.…
Squeezed quantum communication

September 10, 2014

It could be difficult for the NSA to hack encrypted messages in the future – at least if…
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