University of Rochester researchers have published a list of ’12 Herculean tasks’ they believe will inspire the next quantum scientists. One of the authors demonstrated the use of ‘twisted light’ to slightly more than double data-throughput per photon. The approach utilized the mechanics of orbital angular momentum (OAM) of photons for encoding the data. Two of the tasks put forth to ponder are, “What is the future of quantum coherence, squeezing, and entanglement for enhanced super resolution and sensing?”, “How can we solve some of humanity’s biggest problems through new quantum technologies?”

“Exploring the ultimate limits to temporal, spatial, and optical resolution is among the biggest scientific challenges and questions in quantum optics and optical physics.” (Image Credit: University of Rochester illustration/Mohammad Mirhosseini)

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