Regular computer would soon be our erstwhile companion  as a high-powered new type of computer is already way out-front to bring computing to a whole new level.

Nobel-laureate David Wineland works on an "ion trap" used to demonstrate the basic operations required for a quantum computer (2003)
Nobel-laureate David Wineland works on an “ion trap” used to demonstrate the basic operations required for a quantum computer (2003) | Credit: Associated Press

Quantum Computers are unlike regular computers that are based on transistors. They do functions such as receiving, transferring,  storing and manipulating information like regular computers to perform calculations but at lightening speed.

According to the latest report, Scientists at Yale University have found a new way to manipulate microwave signals that could help quantum computers to process information at unprecedented speed and power by making photons serves as a computer’s memory like RAM of a regular computer because photon can execute quantum of information for a long time as they interact feebly with the media they travel through. The feebleness characters prevents proton preserves the quantum informations and prevents them from being absorbed by the media they interact.

Scientists at Yale University have found a new way to manipulate microwave signals that could aid the long-term effort to develop a quantum computer.
Scientists at Yale University have found a new way to manipulate microwave signals that could aid the long-term effort to develop a quantum computer. | Credit: Phys.org

“Our experiment has shown that we can create a medium that on the one hand enables us to manipulate the photon state, and on the other hand does not absorb the photons, which would destroy the quantum information stored in them, this creates a source for novel quantum states without the need for complicated control techniques and could simplify certain quantum computation algorithms. In the long run it could be used as one of the many resources required to build a quantum computer.” said Gerhard Kirchmair, a postdoctoral researcher at Yale.

Some companies like Microsoft, HP and IBM are still working to develop quantum computers. As reported in The Hindu – “Lockheed Martin — which bought an early version of such a computer from the Canadian company D-Wave Systems two years ago — is confident enough in the technology to upgrade it to commercial-scale, becoming the first company to use quantum computing as part of its business.”

3 thoughts on “Quantum Computer Takes Computing to the Horizon of Quantum Mechanics

  1. How far do you think our technological progress should go?
    I heard one time – when the world is finally demolished, someone will say – Progress was a great thing, it just never knew when to stop.

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