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Room Temperature Quantum Memory

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-19-P-A435
Agency Tracking Number: F19B-001-0003
Amount: $25,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF19B-T001
Solicitation Number: 19.B
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-08-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-08-02
Small Business Information
3100 Fresh Way SW
Huntsville, AL 35805
United States
DUNS: 124289294
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 David Carroll
 (336) 727-1806
Business Contact
 Alton Reich
Phone: (256) 713-1220
Research Institution
 Wake Forest University
 Stephen Williams Stephen Williams
306 Reynolda Hall 1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
United States

 (336) 758-4904
 Nonprofit College or University

Quantum computer technology is so critical and strategic that the Air Force Research Laboratory is itself working on a quantum bit focused on the trapped ytterbium (Yb+) ion. The current technology based on entangling electrons, photons, or ions are challenging to put together in multiple qubits. To make a qubit stable, it is essential to protect it from outside interferences that can disrupt the quantum state. Thermal noise is particularly difficult requiring many prototype designs to operate at cryogenic temperatures. Wake Forest University and Streamline Automation have been working collaboratively for the last five years to develop practical applications for topological insulators. In a spatially restricted, low-dimensional form, these systems combine local topological symmetries and global boundary conditions of material objects to yield unique, emergent quantum cooperative signatures. Our technology relies on topological complexity that yields charge-parity (CP) protected states. These states are “interacted� to yield stable entanglement. This technological advantage and market interest in quantum computing has enabled us to begin conversations with a registered broker about fundraising. The demonstration of a viable qubit technology that operates at room temperature and can be produced using current chip foundry technologies is a major advancement toward practical quantum computing hardware.

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