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Chip in a fridge: Why useful complex quantum systems need cryogenics

30 May 2017
Dr Jorge Barreto, University Of Bristol

The use of quantum information techniques (quantum 2.0) promises to outperform classical information processing techniques for some tasks. This has recently motivated a large investment in the research of quantum technologies, but there are still many that are sceptical about the real advantages of quantum technologies.

In my talk I will review briefly the different technological platforms for implementing a quantum information processing system. Then I will concentrate on the integrated quantum photonics effort at Bristol. I will highlight the need for cryogenic systems and possible and impossible routes to avoid it.