Dr. Aharon Brodutch: "Multi-QPU quantum computation and optical quantum interconnects"

31 Mar 2022
to 31 Mar 0022
Weekly seminar
Solid State Auditorium

Quantum computers are extremely difficult to scale up due to issues with noise, cooling, control, testing, and manufacturing that become more difficult as the number of qubits increases. The most reasonable way to scale up to the millions of qubits required for error correction is to use a modular architecture made up of multiple quantum processing units (QPUs) that can exchange quantum information. Quantum interconnects are the physical devices used to create an inter-QPU quantum communication channel. In this talk I will describe the basic operation of two main types of interconnects that allow either direct or entanglement-mediated communication. I will then describe some of the challenges at the logical level including communication protocols and compilation procedures and present some results on the near-term applicability of optical quantum interconnects.