Scaling up the quantum chip

MIT engineers develop a hybrid process that connects photonics with “artificial atoms,” to produce the largest quantum chip of its type.

Becky Ham | MIT News correspondent • mit
July 8, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: electronics photonics quantum-computing research school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs computer-science-and-technology research-laboratory-of-electronics nanoscience-and-nanotechnology

Mirrored chip could enable handheld dark-field microscopes

Simple chip powered by quantum dots allows standard microscopes to visualize difficult-to-image biological organisms.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 24, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: imaging bacteria quantum-dots photonics biology microscopy microbes research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering national-science-foundation-nsf nanoscience-and-nanotechnology materials-science-and-engineering dmse national-institutes-of-nih

A new facet for germanium

MIT researchers grow perfectly shaped germanium tunnels on silicon oxide with controllable length.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
Jan. 31, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: semiconductors electronics photonics research school-of-engineering materials-science-and-engineering dmse materials-research-laboratory microfluidics

Researchers discover a new way to control infrared light

The new method could impact devices used in imaging, machine learning, and more.

Anne McGovern | Lincoln Laboratory • mit
Jan. 30, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: imaging photonics research school-of-engineering materials-science-and-engineering dmse lincoln-laboratory defense-advanced-research-projects-agency-darpa

A trapped-ion pair may help scale up quantum computers

Qubits made from strontium and calcium ions can be precisely controlled by technology that already exists.

Kylie Foy | Lincoln Laboratory • mit
Jan. 28, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: computing photonics quantum-computing research computer-science-and-technology lincoln-laboratory


A new mathematical approach to understanding zeolites

Study of minerals widely used in industrial processes could lead to discovery of new materials for catalysis and filtering.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 7, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: machine-learning artificial-intelligence photonics industry research school-of-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology materials-science-and-engineering dmse materials-research-laboratory mitnano energy-storage

Quantum sensing on a chip

Researchers integrate diamond-based sensing components onto a chip to enable low-cost, high-performance quantum hardware.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 25, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: electronics photonics quantum-computing light research school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs computer-science-and-technology research-laboratory-of-electronics nanoscience-and-nanotechnology

Micro ring resonator has highest quality factor to date

MIT, Singapore researchers show high-quality photonic device based on amorphous silicon carbide.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
July 8, 2019 ~12 min

Tags: photonics research school-of-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology materials-science-and-engineering dmse materials-research-laboratory


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