Quantum on the edge: Light shines on new pathway for quantum technology (w/video)

Phys.org  November 1, 2018 To unleash the potential of quantum technology, scientists need to find a way to protect the entangled superposition of qubits at the nanoscale. An international team of researchers (Australia, Israel) developed a novel lattice structure of silicon nanowires, creating a particular symmetry that provides unusual robustness to the photons’ correlation. Robustness stems from the underlying topology. Waveguides made using silicon nanowires were lined up in pairs with a deliberate defect in symmetry through the middle, creating two lattice structures with different topologies and an intervening ‘edge’. This topology allows for the creation of special modes in […]