Advanced Quantum Testbed (AQT Progress Report) released April 14 on World Quantum Day
(LBL.gov) The Advanced Quantum Testbed (AQT) report documenting AQT’s growth from 2018 – to 2021 is being released and published today on World Quantum Day, April 14, 2022.
AQT MISSION: The overall facility vision revolves around a flexible architecture for deploying state-of-the-art superconducting quantum technology, including processors as well as control systems & software. Distinct from academic and industrial players, the AQT is a priori approach agnostic, not bandwidth limited, and has a broad mandate to upgrade all aspects of facility operation through a combination of user influenced internal development and strategic partnerships with external entities.
The AQT approach will permit technology rooted outside of the national laboratory environment, for example mature designs in the academic world as well evolving industrial products, to be deployed and field-tested, thereby providing valuable feedback to these other inhabitants of the quantum eco-system and also providing facility users with access to the latest pre-competitive quantum devices. The facility will therefore play a central role in benchmarking different types of quantum technology using a common hardware platform, naturally supporting the future development of standardized metrics.
The AQT brings together expertise from many different scientific and engineering disciplines across the LBNL and UC Berkeley landscape. We bridge the quantum information science and technology domain in superconducting quantum circuits from fundamental science to applications.
Sandra K. Helsel, Ph.D. has been researching and reporting on frontier technologies since 1990. She has her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona.