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US DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory – Trapped Ions and Neutral Atoms Quantum Computing (TINA QC) – W911NF24S0004

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US DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory – Trapped Ions and Neutral Atoms Quantum Computing (TINA QC) – W911NF24S0004

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Research proposals are sought that address the circuit gate-based model of quantum computation, be suitable for universal control in multi-qubit architectures, and make progress towards fault-tolerant quantum computing in relation to the following topic areas:

  •  Modular Atoms (MA) – Advancing the state-of-the-art for remote two-qubit gates between
    two spatially separated modules to enable distributed quantum computing.
  • Fast Atoms (FA) – Faster high-fidelity qubit operations, such as two-qubit gates or
    mid-circuit measurements, that correspondingly improves algorithm run-time.
  • Versatile Atoms (VA) – Increasing the versatility of atomic qubits through innovative concepts
    that preserve the advantages of such systems in a multi-qubit setting.

Up to USD$6M over 4 years is available.  Multiple projects are expected to be funded.

Proposals must include all the expertise needed to ensure success of the proposed research goals.  Examples of relevant expertise includes quantum theory, modeling and simulation, quantum control, materials growth, characterization, and device fabrication.

Proposals may address multiple topic areas with clear compelling motivation and includes research that integrates the topic areas, especially with end-of-program research goals. A primary topic area must be identified.

The following topics are out of scope and will not be considered for funding:  Solid-state qubit approaches, eg superconducting qubits, quantum dots, defect centers; Photonic based quantum computing; Molecular based quantum computing; Quantum communication and key distribution; Quantum annealing.

White papers are encouraged but not compulsory and must be submitted by 23 January 2024.  Full proposals are due 9 April 2024.

 

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