To realize the promise of QIS, a practical and reliable way of storing and transmitting information using many interconnected quantum bits (qubits)—the fundamental building blocks of quantum technologies—must be found. However, designing qubits with the desired properties is very challenging.

“While there are many types of qubits being investigated, ranging from superconducting qubits to trapped-ion qubits,” explains Thomas Schenkel, a Senior Scientist who heads ATAP’s Fusion Science & Ion Beam Technology Program and led the research, “defects in silicon crystals are emerging as one of the most promising candidates for making qubits.”

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Lasers, Ions, and Silicon: Expanding the Toolkit and Building Blocks for Quantum Information Science
April 19, 2023 / Carl Williams / Berkeley Lab ATAP Division News