A team of researchers at the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland discovered a way to determine the behavior of light beyond the limitations of wavelengths. This breakthrough opens the door to quantum data coding in a holographic light pattern, and may be the key to the future of quantum computing.
Taking advantage of the quantum nature of the interaction between electrons and light, the EPFL team separated bundles in terms of energy, not space. This allows the use of pulses of light to encode information about the electron wave and to map it with the help of an electron microscope.
The techniques currently used for both the study of light and the extraction of 3D information are limited by the size of the wavelengths. This advancement allows a considerably higher resolution, which may even include holographic films of fast-moving objects.
However, this new approach is still at a very early stage and may take some time to get to quantum computers. In any case, it opens the door to a future in which it would be possible to have safe but small quantum processors. Today's quantum computers have huge dimensions, so this discovery may pave the way for the creation of more practical models that can even be used on a desk or desk. We recall that, already thinking about the commercial use of quantum computers, IBM recently developed the Q System One model.