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New 'switch' Could Power Quantum Computing

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Photon trap

Scientists have developed a new method of trapping rubidium atoms in a lattice of light, which could help the development of quantum computing.

Credit: Christine Daniloff/MIT

Using a laser to place individual rubidium atoms near the surface of a lattice of light, scientists at MIT and Harvard University have developed a new method for connecting particles—one that could help in the development of powerful quantum computing systems.

From MIT News Office
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