Sandia’s Quantum Information Program targets advances in the understanding and mastery of quantum systems for enabling the manipulation of information with greater sensitivity, speed, and security than is possible with classical information processing methods. The program spans the entire breadth of Quantum Information Science (QIS) through focused research programs and by utilizing its unique technical capability areas: micro-electronics and quantum device fabrication, nanotechnology, tailored materials, and high-performance computing. Sandia has expertise and capabilities in a variety of disciplines in both established and exploratory programs, as well as state-of-the-art facilities such as the Microsystems Engineering Science and Applications (MESA) Complex, the Center for Integrated Nano Technology (CINT), and the Ion Beam Laboratory (IBL).
Qubit design / development / fabrication / test, entanglement, noise modeling, design tools
Quantum Key Distribution (QKD), photon source development, single photon detectors, quantum networking
Architectures, robust controls for quantum gates, qubit and quantum processor performance characterization
Ultra-high precision timing, acceleration sensing, magnetometry, and electric field sensing; sensing employing both atom and matter wave interferometry
Algorithms / apps
Algorithm development, demonstration of few-qubit applications
Dramatic size-, weight-, and power- reductions for QKD, atomic clocks, and atom interferometers – lasers, photon source, control electronics, integrated photonics, vacuum packaging and systems
Modeling and Simulation
Quantum device modeling, design toolkits, error correction simulators
Quantum Computing Key Capabilities
Quantum Sensing Key Capabilities
Other Key QIS Capabilities
Quantum imaging can be used in various scientific disciplines including materials science, chemistry, and biology.
Integrated photonics are a critical enabling technology for quantum communication, sensing, computing, and networking.
Research that helps us understand materials that enable quantum systems, as well as quantum materials that can be devices themselves.
Quantum communication applies the laws of quantum mechanics to protect and transmit data in a secure and effectively unhackable manner.
A free hands-on quantum camp taught by experts from across the country aimed at the high school level.
The Gil Herrera Fellowship is one of Sandia’s most prestigious postdoctoral fellowships.
Join our team of experts and push the boundaries on the art of the possible utilizing Sandia’s word-class facilities and successful R&D investments.