Rydberg Atom Electric Field Sensors for Communications and Sensing

Rydberg atom electric field sensors are projected to enable novel capabilities for resilient communications and sensing. This quantum sensor is small-size, highly sensitive, and broadly tunable, and it has the potential for performing precision vector electric field and angle-of-arrival measurements. While these atomic electric field sensors will not replace traditional receivers in commodity applications for […]

Quantum Algorithms for Mixed Binary Optimization Applied to Transaction Settlement

In this article, we extend variational quantum optimization algorithms for quadratic unconstrained binary optimization problems to the class of mixed binary optimization problems. This allows us to combine binary decision variables with continuous decision variables, which, for instance, enables the modeling of inequality constraints via slack variables. We propose two heuristics and introduce the transaction […]

Variational Learning for Quantum Artificial Neural Networks

In the past few years, quantum computing and machine learning fostered rapid developments in their respective areas of application, introducing new perspectives on how information processing systems can be realized and programmed. The rapidly growing field of quantum machine learning aims at bringing together these two ongoing revolutions. Here, we first review a series of […]

On the Stochastic Analysis of a Quantum Entanglement Distribution Switch

In this article, we study a quantum entanglement distribution switch that serves k users in a star topology. We model variants of the system as continuous-time Markov chains and obtain expressions for switch capacity, expected number of qubits stored in memory at the switch, and the quantum memory occupancy distribution. We obtain a number of analytic results […]

Distributed Quantum Computing and Network Control for Accelerated VQE

Interconnecting small quantum computers will be essential in the future for creating large-scale, robust quantum computers. Methods for distributing monolithic quantum algorithms efficiently are, thus, needed. In this article, we consider an approach for distributing the accelerated variational quantum eigensolver algorithm over arbitrary sized—in terms of number of qubits—distributed quantum computers. We consider approaches for […]

Quantum Engineering With Hybrid Magnonic Systems and Materials (Invited Paper)

Quantum technology has made tremendous strides over the past two decades with remarkable advances in materials engineering, circuit design, and dynamic operation. In particular, the integration of different quantum modules has benefited from hybrid quantum systems, which provide an important pathway for harnessing different natural advantages of complementary quantum systems and for engineering new functionalities. […]

Hybrid Dissipative and Dispersive Optomechanically Induced Transparency

Traditionally, the optical interference and energy conversion could be modulated by dissipation and dispersion in nonlinear optomechanical systems. Here, in this article, we study the enhancement of dissipative coupling on transparency under generalized optomechanical coupling and theoretically illustrate the generation of optomechanically induced transparency with gain and interference tuning. It enables the enhancement of the […]

Quantum Bloom Filter and Its Applications

A quantum Bloom filter is a spatially more efficient data structure which is used to represent a set of n elements by using O(lognk) qubits. In this article, we define and design a quantum Bloom filter and its corresponding algorithms. Due to the reversibility of quantum operators, it can not only add a new element to a quantum Bloom […]

An Engineer’s Brief Introduction to Microwave Quantum Optics and a Single-Port State-Space Representation

Classical microwave circuit theory is incapable of representing some phenomena at the quantum level. To include quantum statistical effects, various theoretical treatments can be employed. Quantum input-output network (QION) theory is one such treatment. Another formalism, called SLH theory, incorporates scattering matrices ( S ), coupling vectors ( L ), and system Hamiltonians ( H […]

Compiler Design for Distributed Quantum Computing

In distributed quantum computing architectures, with the network and communications functionalities provided by the Quantum Internet, remote quantum processing units can communicate and cooperate for executing computational tasks that single, noisy, intermediate-scale quantum devices cannot handle by themselves. To this aim, distributed quantum computing requires a new generation of quantum compilers, for mapping any quantum […]