Addressing the Issues of Realizing a Topological Qubit
Topological quantum computing is a novel approach to quantum computing whose fundamental design avoids the typical issues that plague other qubit systems and quantum computing efforts. The qubit states in this approach are defined by topological classes, whose distinction provides spatio-temporal tolerance to perturbation and thus decoherence. With this benefit comes challenges, however; namely, realizing physical systems which may be used for topological qubits.
This is the context of the work of the groups of Pribiag (Minnesota), Crowell (Minnesota), Marom (Carnegie Melon), Frolov (Pitt), and Palmstrøm (UCSB), who have recently teamed up to address these issues in a comprehensive manner through computation and prediction, growth and characterization, and transport and magnetic analyses. In this site, you will find those involved, what we have done and are currently addressing, the facilities we utilize, and other pertinent information.