Free Webinar: Latest advances in quantum computing capabilities presented by leading researchers
26 October 2015

As developments in Quantum Computing accelerate and the potential to increase the capabilities of tomorrow’s computers becomes a reality, leading research scientists will discuss the advanced research currently being undertaken at their key international establishments.

The webinar will comprise 3 talks:

· “A valley-spin qubit in a carbon nanotube”, by Dr Edward Laird, Oxford University

· “Next-generation cQED processors with vertical I/O”, by Dr. Alessandro Bruno, Technical University Delft

· “Enabling processes and tools for research and fabrication of Qubits”, by Dr David Haynes, Oxford Instruments

“Carbon nanotubes are attractive materials for electron spin qubits because they can be made free of hyperfine dephasing and because spin-orbit interaction offers a route to all-electrical spin control. However, the existence of the valley degree of freedom and unscreened Coulomb interaction make the qubit readout complicated”, says speaker Dr Edward Laird, from Oxford University, “Using a new fabrication technique, we have demonstrated combined valley-spin Pauli blockade in a nanotube double quantum dot by exploiting the bandgap to increase the energy splitting between blocked and unblocked states.”

In his talk, “Next-generation cQED processors with vertical I/O”, Dr Alessandro Bruno will explain how recent progress in the coherence times of superconducting quantum bits has indicated that the coherence threshold for the realization of error correcting schemes in a surface code universal-quantum-processor has been reached (at least in the single qubit case). However, scaling up the physical size of current generation’s quantum processors is a non-trivial technical task, especially when preserving the long coherence of the system is mandatory.”

“Quantum technologies are poised to revolutionise our daily lives in the future, just as the semiconductor revolution did starting some fifty years ago.  The miniaturisation and portability which is provided by these new devices greatly increases the commercialisation of quantum technologies, from quantum computers to single photon detectors, taking advanced sensors and instruments from the physics lab into our everyday lives”, says Dr David Haynes from Oxford instruments, “We are poised to build on Oxford Instruments’ over 55 years of unique experience in low and ultra low temperatures and high magnetic field technologies and plasma technologies, to enable new innovative applications.”

This webinar will run for 60 minutes and will include time for questions and answers at the end.

To participate, please register here.