Quantum Computing & Sensing
CIPHER’s Quantum Systems Division (QSD) investigates quantum computing systems based on individual trapped atomic ions and novel quantum sensor devices based on atomic systems. QSD has designed, fabricated, and demonstrated a number of ion traps and state-of-the-art components to support integrated quantum information systems. Current efforts focus on implementing small quantum algorithms in these devices with the goal of better understanding the effects of noise on fidelity of the algorithms. Additional topics of investigation include chip-scale atomic magnetometers, atomic clocks, cold-atom gyroscopes, and quantum-secured communications.