Technology Major breakthrough for quantum communication technologies

Major breakthrough for quantum communication technologies

A team of UTS researchers has made a major breakthrough that could pave the way for the next generation of quantum communications.

The team, from the Materials and Technology for energy Efficiency Research Strength at UTS Science, has found a material that emits a single pulse of a quantum light on demand at room temperature, removing one of the barriers to extremely fast and secure information processing.

PhD candidate Trong Toan Tran said the results demonstrate the unprecedented potential of hexagonal boron nitride for large-scale nanophotonics and quantum information processing devices.

“Ultimately we want to build a ‘plug and play’ device that can generate single photons on demand, which will be used as a first prototype source for scalable quantum technologies that will pave the way to quantum computing with hexagonal born nitride,” he said.

[img source] University of Technology Sydney.

The above story is based on materials provided by the University of Technology Sydney.