(UCSB.edu) UC Santa Barbara engineer Galan Moody, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has receives an Air Force Young Investigator Award for quantum computing. Moody proposed a solution to overcome the poor efficiency and performance of existing quantum computing prototypes that use light to encode and process information. Optical systems are attractive because they naturally link quantum computing and networking in the same physical framework.
In his project, “Heterogeneous III-V/Silicon Photonics for All-on-Chip: Linear Optical Quantum Computing,” Moody aims to create an optical quantum computing platform in which all of the essential components are integrated onto a single semiconductor chip.

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