Quantum Computing

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.

Our quantum computing program is focused on developing solutions for some of the most pressing challenges in quantum computing. We aim to understand and address the limitations of basic capabilities for the applications of new quantum computing technologies to help us realize advances in state-of-the-art systems, remove barriers to achieve significant scientific results, and for understanding the fundamental phenomena for creating new modes of operations. Some of our key capabilities and projects can be seen below.

Key Capabilities

Experimental research in full scale trapped ion quantum computing systems, integrated technology needed for scaling, trap fabrication and characterization, control systems, ion clocks, and more

Benchmarking and characterization through mathematical theory, numerical analysis, creation of new algorithms and software, and experimental tests and demonstrations in real-world quantum computing systems

Research focused on finding novel solutions to pressing problems through improving quantum gates and exploring the unique possibilities of the neutral atom platform

Research spanning computing on quantum sensed data, control and modeling of qubit technologies, quantum-inspired algorithms, and more

Quantum Computing Patents

Patents & Applications (10)