Qubits: The Foundation and Limitation of Quantum Computing
As quantum computing approaches, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed an intriguing new way to generate qubits – controllable color centers in crystal defects. This method provides a potential alternative solution to the complex phenomena that power qubits, which can exist in multiple contradictory values simultaneously.
Typically, bits have two possible states: on and off. But when these “quantum bits” (qubits) are combined en masse, they can exist with much more complexity. In addition to being in an “on/off” state, they could be just “on” or just “off”. Superposition allows them to take on multiple contradictory values at once and creates a compelling network of qubits capable of harnessing the strange yet remarkable properties of the quantum world.
Quantum computers are revolutionizing technology due to their unprecedented computational power and the increasing number of functional prototypes already in operation around the globe. The development of color centers as a new method for generating qubits opens up a world of possibilities for increased efficiency and effectiveness in this technology; it is yet another example of how scientists are pushing forward with incredible innovations every day!Read more at popularmechanics.com