Future applications of quantum technologies will require connections between quantum systems thus creating a modular quantum network. The key difference between this quantum network and a classical network is that quantum entanglement must be transferred between quantum nodes and encoded into the quantum network, computer, or sensor that resides in each node. Photons are a natural mediator of entanglement as they can maintain coherence across long distances in optical fibers, however transferring this entanglement to a system within a quantum node remains an open challenge.
Funding: $45K (2023)
Goal: We will investigate the technical requirements for creating a prototype system capable of demonstrating this coherence transfer between entangled photons and a quantum node of cold atoms.
Token Investors: Alex Burgers, Zheshen Zhang, and Shuai Liu
Project ID: 1114