Our research and development project focuses on ion traps as hardware to realize a quantum computer, and develops technologies for a fault-tolerant quantum computer based on ion traps.
In particular, we aim to develop a large-scale system by connecting and networking small to medium-sized ion traps quantum mechanically using optical photons.
How the Project Contributes to Our Future
Achieving the goals of this R&D project will lay down the technological foundation that allows us to arbitrarily increase the number of qubits through quantum photonic interconnects. The result is a versatile, fault-tolerant, general-purpose quantum computer, which leads to …
As a solution to social issues, rigorous simulation will become possible concerning chemical substances, reaction processes, and functional materials, for the purpose of the development of new drugs, the realization of artificial photosynthesis, the development of catalysts for fertilizer production and carbon fixation, and the search for room-temperature superconducting materials.
It will completely enable secure communications from anywhere and will solve many social issues caused by the present inadequacy in internet security.
Participating research institutes
About This Project
Moonshot Research and Development Program is a program launched by the Cabinet Office(CAO) to promote high-risk and high-impact R&D aiming to achieve ambitious Moonshot Goals and solve issues facing future society.
Moonshot Goal 6 "Realization of a fault-tolerant universal quantum computer that will revolutionize economy, industry, and security by 2050." is funded and supported by JST (The Japan Science and Technology Agency).