December 15, 2014

Control on shape of light particles opens the way to ‘quantum internet’

(December 15, 2014)  Quantum computers are the dream computers of the future. They use the unique physics of the smallest particles – those described by quantum mechanics – to perform calculations. While today’s computers use bits that can be either 0 or 1, quantum computers perform calculations with ‘qubits’, which can be both 0 and 1 at the same time. That creates an unprecedented degree of extra computing power, which gives quantum computers much greater capabilities than today’s computers.