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1 September 1996 Quantum computation
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Proceedings Volume 2778, 17th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for Science and New Technology; 2778A3 (1996) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2316052
Event: 17th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for Science and New Technology, 1996, Taejon, Korea, Republic of
Abstract
Quantum theory is vital for the next generation data processing devices. As computers become faster they must become smaller because of the finiteness of the speed of light. The history of computer technology has involved a sequence of changes from one type of physical realisation to another - from gears to relays to valves to transistors to integrated circuits and so on. The step to the molecular scale - the quantum level - will be next. Quantum theory is already important in the design of microelectronic components. Soon it will be necessary to harness quantum theory, rather than simply take it into account, to give data processing devices new functionality.
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Artur Ekert "Quantum computation", Proc. SPIE 2778, 17th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for Science and New Technology, 2778A3 (1 September 1996); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2316052
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