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Quantum Networking

Location

Information Directorate, RI/Connectivity

RO# Location
13.20.97.C0016 Rome, NY 134414514

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Soderberg, Kathy-Anne kathy-anne.soderberg@us.af.mil 315-330-3687

Description

Quantum networking exploits particular features of quantum mechanics to provide ultra-secure networks that are both tamper proof and tamper evident. These networks are comprised of distant memory nodes connected via photon-based interfaces. This in-house research area focuses on quantum memory nodes consisting of linear arrays of trapped-ion qubits interfaced with photon-based qubits for long distance communication. Both the network nodes and the photon-based interconnects have quantum information processing capabilities. Extensions of this research include distributed quantum computing. The research includes photon-mediated entanglement using trapped ions, phonon-mediated entanglement using trapped ions, trapped-ion quantum information processing, quantum frequency conversion, and ion-photon interfaces. Other areas of interest include hybrid systems for quantum information processing.

 

Keywords:
Quantum networking; Trapped ions; Atomic physics; Laser cooling and trapping; Entanglement; Quantum information processing; Quantum computing; Ion-photon interfaces; Hybrid systems;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
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