News & Views | Published:

QUANTUM OPTICS

The right platform for the job

Photonic circuits naturally implement boson sampling, a quantum algorithm that is classically hard to solve. Four photon pairs produced and processed within a single silicon chip have now been used to run it, a step towards besting classical computers.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

References

  1. 1.

    Paesani, S. et al. Nat. Phys. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-019-0567-8 (2019).

  2. 2.

    Aaronson, S. & Arkhipov, A. Proc. 43rd Annu. ACM Symp. Theory of Computing 333–342 (2011).

  3. 3.

    Neville, A. et al. Nat. Phys. 13, 1153–1157 (2017).

  4. 4.

    Clifford, P. & Clifford, R. Proc. 29th Annu. ACM-SIAM Symp. Discrete Algorithms 146–155 (2018).

  5. 5.

    Wang, H. et al. Nat. Photon. 11, 361–365 (2017).

  6. 6.

    Harris, N. C. et al. Nat. Photon. 11, 447–452 (2017).

  7. 7.

    Bentivegna, M. et al. Sci. Adv. 1, e1400255 (2015).

  8. 8.

    Hamilton, C. S. et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 170501 (2017).

  9. 9.

    Zhong, H.-S. et al. Sci. Bull. 64, 511–515 (2019).

  10. 10.

    Huh, J., Guerreschi, G. G., Peropadre, B., McClean, J. R. & Aspuru-Guzik, A. Nat. Photon. 9, 615–620 (2015).

  11. 11.

    Liu, J. et al. Nat. Nanotechnol. 14, 586–593 (2019).

Download references

Author information

Correspondence to Robert Keil.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Fig. 1: Boson sampling and its probabilistic adaptions.