A trapped-ion pair may help scale up quantum computers

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29 Jan, 2020

An ion-trap chip (at center) is used to hold two calcium and strontium ions still as the qubits they house become entangled. The inset shows a magnified, false-color image of light scattering from each ion in the trap as they are laser cooled.  Image: Lincoln Laboratory

An ion-trap chip (at center) is used to hold two calcium and strontium ions still as the qubits they house become entangled. The inset shows a magnified, false-color image of light scattering from each ion in the trap as they are laser cooled. Image: Lincoln Laboratory

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