The quantum internet has taken a major step forward

The development of a so-called quantum internet may have just seen a significant breakthrough, experts have declared. 

Research from a team Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada published in the scientific journal Nature(opens in new tab) provides proof of principle that T centers, a specific luminescent defect in silicon, can provide a ‘photonic link’ between qubits (quantum computing’s counterpart to the binary digit or bit of classical computing).

As successfully harnessing quantum technology would benefit from communications technology that enables these qubits to link together at scale, this could be a huge step forward.

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