According to scientists, led by Professor Hensinger from the Sussex University, it has been claimed that they have been working on the blueprints for the first large-scale Quantum Computer in history.
Quantum computing could be one of the biggest technological revolutions progresses that it is comparable to the invention of the computer itself.
Professor Winfried Hensinger, who is the Head of the Ion Quantum Technology Group at Sussex University, has been leading the project with an international group of scientist to develop the most powerful computers known on Earth.
Hensinger’s team came up with a clever idea to deal with the size problem
The main issue that they had is that quantum computer requires lasers to be precisely focused on every individual atom, that means that the larger the machine, more lasers will be necessary making the margin of error bigger.
However, Hensinger along with his team used a different method, where actual quantum bits will be transmitted between individual quantum computing modules so they can get a complete and more accurate modular large-scale machine.
Before this progress, the scientist proposed the use of optic fiber for the connection between each module. Now with this discovery by this team, the connections are made by electric fields, which charge the ions on the atoms to be transported from module to another one. With electric charges the speed is 100,000 faster than with optic fiber, making it the best option for quantum computing modules.
Google is involved in the construction of the prototype
Currently, the scientist from the University of Sussex (United Kingdom), Google (United States of America), Aarhus University (Denmark), RIKEN (Japan) and the Siegen University (German) are in charge of the blueprints to make this Quantum computer a real thing.
The next step now for the team is building a prototype at the University along with the help of the Government of the UK, which might develop quantum technology after the computer works within a large-scale computer.
Source: University of Sussex