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Title: Ion Traps and Quantum Computing
Description: NIST physicist David Wineland adjusts an ultraviolet laser beam used to manipulate ions in a high-vacuum apparatus containing an "ion trap." These devices have been used to demonstrate the basic operations required for a quantum computer. Such computers, by relying on quantum mechanics rather than transistors to perform calculations or store information, could someday solve problems in seconds that would take months on today's best supercomputers.

*PHY, ion traps, quantum computing

See also http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/factsheet/quantum.htm.
Subjects (names): Wineland, David
Topics/Categories: Quantum Physics--Quantum Computing
Type: Photo/Color
Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Credit Line as it should
appear in print:
Copyright Geoffrey Wheeler
Date Created: 2003
Date Entered: 3/5/2007

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