Tamás Kiss and Aurél Gábris publish results in Science Advances
On Friday, 29 June 2018, the prestigious American journal Science Advances reported on a breakthrough experiment concerning the emerging quantum technologies. The result rose from a collaboration of scientists from the Paderborn University (Germany), Czech Technical University in Prague and the Wigner Research Centre for Physics. At its core is the development of an experimental platform that allows the study of measurement effects on the dynamics of a quantum particle over a long time scale using light. The platform is built on the earlier pioneering work of these partners, and by now its basic principles are successfully employed also by several other laboratories around the world.
By extending the platform to include quantum measurements the team has created for the first time a simulation device capable of simulating all fundamental aspects of a single quantum particle. Quantum simulators are one of the notable representatives for applications of quantum technologies. A quantum simulator device with sufficiently large capacity would allow the study of a number of physical processes described by quantum mechanics, which are practically impossible to tackle using computers built on present semiconductor technology. According to a widespread opinion among scientists, governments and businesses, the ongoing emergence of quantum technologies marks the era of a second quantum revolution.