…For the past two decades, all quantum computer hardware has been chasing faster gates to escape the effects of external noise that can degrade computational accuracy…

…The team succeeded in executing the world’s fastest two-qubit gate using a completely new method of manipulation…

…Image: Conceptual diagram of the world’s fastest two-qubit gate. Two atoms captured in optical tweezers (red light) with a separation of a micrometer are manipulated by an ultrafast laser pulse (blue light) shone for only 10 picoseconds. Image source: Dr. Takafumi Tomita (IMS)… 

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