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Challenges for Quantum Computing with Solid-State Devices
January 2005 (vol. 38 no. 1)
pp. 65-69
Robert W. Keyes, IBM Watson Research Center
Quantum computing has attracted considerable interest in the past decade as a possible way to deal with certain intractable problems of conventional digital computing. Quantum computers built using the versatile methods of solid-state technology are attractive because the many thousands of devices needed for such a computer could be fabricated with well-established technologies. However, the imperfections of solid-state devices constructed in laboratories and factories will limit the use of solid-state devices in quantum computing.

The challenge for solid-state quantum computing is to find a way to use devices without precise knowledge of their physical characteristics.

Index Terms:
quantum computing, communication in computing, digital computing
Citation:
Robert W. Keyes, "Challenges for Quantum Computing with Solid-State Devices," Computer, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 65-69, Jan. 2005, doi:10.1109/MC.2005.13
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