The Quantum Information Science (QIS) group at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory applies the principles and techniques of quantum physics to real-world problems in communication, computing, and sensing. The sometimes surprising behavior of light and matter at the quantum level enables results that are simply not possible in the classical world. Our group carries out basic and applied research to identify and exploit these effects in order to realize the promises of QIS:
- In computing, quantum algorithms offer remarkable improvements in efficiency.
- The quantum properties of light provide privacy assurance and security guaranteed by the laws of physics.
- When applied to sensing, quantum approaches afford higher precision and faster acquisition.