US Army announces a 128-qubit prototype project

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A research project funded by the U.S. Army has developed a new approach to manufacturing quantum computer chips, representing a significant step forward toward making quantum processors.

The research was completed by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Sandia National Laboratories on the behalf of the Army Research Laboratory.

In this study, researchers succeeded in integrating 128 qubits onto a photonic chip by making small quantum “chiplets” and placing them onto a larger circuit. The chiplets were able to carry quantum information through artificial atoms created by scientists by exploiting defects in diamonds.

The new technology still needs to undergo tests to ensure the qubits in the chip can be controlled easily. (C4ISRNet)