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Chip corrects quantum errors

Photo: Leo DiCarlo (standing) with co-authors Dr. Stefano Poletto (left) and Dr. Alessandro Bruno in the Qutech lab –  Photo: JW

Leo DiCarlo and his team have developed a superconducting chip that corrects errors in quantum bits. Quantum error correctors (QEC) will be essential parts of future quantum computers.To safeguard one quantum bit (qubit) against errors, start by building five qubits on a chip. That’s what researcher Dr. Leo DiCarlo and his team from the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience (Faculty Applied Sciences) and the QuTech Institute have done. They published a photo of their 2 by 7 mm chip in Nature, together with the test results.

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