Physics Division

Breakthrough quantum information
science and technology

Physics Division’s quantum information science and technology capability supports present and future Laboratory missions in cyber-security, sensing, nonproliferation, information science, and materials.

Collaborating with researchers throughout Los Alamos and leading institutions in the nation, Physics Division scientists are involved in projects in quantum communications, including quantum key distribution and quantum-enabled security and networking, and in quantum cold-atom physics.

Recent fundamental science results include the ability to “paint” potentials that can trap Bose-Einstein condensates into geometric forms, such as the toroidal ring of clusters, the density of which is measured in the image at right. Such rings of many atoms demonstrate quantum effects such as quantized rotation velocity. Technology such as this has applications for quantum-assisted sensing that can make revolutionary breakthroughs in measurements of many types.

 

 

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Recent fundamental science results include the ability to “paint” potentials that can trap Bose-Einstein condensates into geometric forms, such as the toroidal ring of clusters, the density of which is measured in the image above.

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