Friday, August 29, 2003
All Things Distributed: Using 3 Qubits instead of 2: "There have been reports about some interesting quantum computing progress by researchers from UCL and Oxford. Simon Benjamin and Sougato Boise have proposed a radically different quantum computer design that no longer requires on-off interactions between the qubits storing the states. Instead of relying on metal electrodes to control the interaction between two qubits sharing superposition, the new design uses a third qubit that is attuned to a different energy frequency. The middle electron responds differently to energy frequencies than does its neighbors on both sides, and the device would be able to complete all necessary logic functions necessary for quantum computing. "