Moonshot Goal 6: Fault-tolerant Quantum Computing with Photonically Interconnected Ion Traps
In this project, we focus on ion traps as a hardware to realize a quantum computer and are developing technologies for a fault-tolerant universal quantum computers using ion traps — charged atomic particles confined in space
by electromagnetic force.
In particular, to realize a large-scale system, we use a network created by small ion traps interconnected quantumly by photons.
Future image with contribution of the R&D project
We will establish a technological foundation for arbitrarily increasing the number of quantum bits through photonic interconnections of ion traps, which will build a fault-tolerant quantum computer with high versatility.
With this achievement, our future would change as follows:
- As a solution to social issues, rigorous simulation will become possible concerning chemical substances, reaction processes, and functional materials, for the purpose of the development of new drugs, the realization of artificial photosynthesis, the development of catalysts for fertilizer production and carbon fixation, and the search for room-temperature superconducting materials.
- It will completely enable secure communications from anywhere and will solve many social issues caused by the present inadequacy in internet security.
Hiroki Takahashi（OIST）Project Manager
R&D Theme 1: Photonic Interconnects of Ion Traps
Improving the efficiency of photonic interconnects significantly via cavity QED.
Atsushi Noguchi (University of Tokyo)
R&D Theme 2: Ion Traps Using Superconducting MW circuits
Realizing fast high-fidelity quantum logic gate with low power using superconducting resonant circuit.
Kenji Toyoda(Osaka University)
R&D Theme 3: Quantum Error Correction Using the Phononic DoF
Realizing bosonic encoding using quantum control of multiple collective phonon modes.
R&D Theme 4-1: Fabrication and Characterization of High-performance Ion Traps
Supplying ion traps to support each sub-project and versatile ion traps to the community.
R&D Theme 4-2: R&D for Cloud Quantum Computing (Kenji Toyoda)
Verification for the social/commercial implementation.