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Nov 22nd, 2012
Mechanical oscillator ‘interprets’ optical signals
Physicists at the University of Oregon used a theorized “dark mode” to convert an optical field, or signal, from one color to another.
In the case of quantum computing, getting different quantum systems, or nodes, to understand each other is a significant challenge because each system communicates with photons of distinct wavelengths, or colors. But a “dark mode” that converts an optical field, or signal, from one color to another could be just the interpreter needed in efforts to build and connect quantum computers.
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