Physicists have developed a quantum “hard disk for photons”

Physicists at the University of Alberta in Canada have developed a new way to store sensitive quantum information encoded into pulses of light. The technology is simple enough and suitable for high-speed applications..

The principle of operation of the presented development of scientists is based on the separation of light beams into individual photons in clouds of supercold rubidium atoms. During the experiment, light pulses were investigated, which were used as a means of encoding quantum information, with their further storage and the ability to retrieve the original pulse on demand..

Quantum memory is an essential building block for creating devices that perform the same role as hard drives in bit computers. With the launch of new practical applications, interest is growing rapidly in efficient ways to store quantum data and transmit it over fiber optic networks..

Physicists have developed a quantum 'hard disk for photons'

Canadians’ new method is capable of supporting high frequency systems, and its work  has significantly fewer technical requirements than previous designs. Scientists Expect Their Storage Option To Help Simplify The Development Of Quantum Technology.

Swedish scientists have finished off equally amazing results in storing solar energy, having learned how to turn it into liquid fuel.

text: Ilya Bauer, photo: Unsplash, Nydeggen

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