Friday, July 10, 2009

Physicists Find Way to Control Individual Bits in Quantum Computers

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have overcome a hurdle in quantum com,puter development, having devised a viable way to manipulate a single "bit" in a quantum processor without disturbing the information stored in its neighbors. The approach which makes novel use of polarized light to create "effective" magnetic fields, could bring the long-sought quantum computers a step closer to reality. Full article
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