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.
Our team leverages Sandia’s engineering facilities and expertise while drawing on our science base to link engineering with basic science. Through theory, computational modeling, and experimentation, our program advances the art of the possible in many facets of quantum information sciences.
Quantum information science is an inherently multi-disciplinary and rapidly evolving field. In addition to specific efforts in quantum computing and sensing technologies, we have efforts that span several other critical disciplines and areas of study. We are actively investigating quantum materials with properties that could lead to enhancements of our quantum systems by reducing noise, decreasing defects, and addressing decoherence challenges. We are exploring new applications areas in quantum imaging and communication to enable new paradigms of scientific exploration. Through it all, we continue to push the boundary on the art of the possible in support of our national security mission. Some of our key capabilities and projects can be seen below.
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.