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  • neoware03 neoware03 Sep 14, 2013 10:10 AM Flag

    arbitrary wave form generator and quantum computing

    AWG5014C Arbitrary Waveform Generator Will Contribute to Development of Quantum Computers

    BEAVERTON, Ore., August 23, 2011 – Tektronix, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, today announced its AWG5014C arbitrary wave generator was adopted for use in quantum computer research currently in progress at the Tarucha-Oiwa Laboratory in the School of Engineering at the University of Tokyo. The AWG5014C will serve to enlarge the scale of basic circuits through increasing the controlled number of artificial atoms (quantum bits), the computing element used in quantum computers.

    Quantum computers, which represent the next generation of computing, perform calculations of data using quantum dots made through combining artificial atoms with a size of 1 μm (microns) or smaller called quantum bits with electron spins. At the Tarucha-Oiwa Laboratory in the University of Tokyo’s School of Engineering, research is in progress that enables the computing of quantum calculations through the control of the quantum mechanical properties controlled by quantum dots to create an on/off state that allows calculations of data to be made.

    “Future quantum computer research will involve increasing the number of quantum dots in order to enlarge the scale of basic circuits. For that purpose, a signal generator that enables the accurate and predictable control of multiple quantum dots is a necessity,” said Akira Oiwa, Lecturer in the Department of Applied Physics at University of Tokyo’s School of Engineering. “We anticipate significant contributions that the AWG5014C will make to our research, not only in terms of the number of channels that it offers, but also in terms of start-up time, jitter, noise and other aspects that determine superior waveform quality===================================

    so what you take a 'photo' change it for an arbitrary (object)wave form....send/pulse/however to receiver, which takes a photo(changes it to another arbitary object and magnifies it ?

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