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Top 10 Quantum Publications

L. Perju Verzotti , B.C. Ciobanu and P.G. Popescu

Nature SR 13, 9834 (2023)

This study clarifies the problem of decongestion in quantum networks, with a specific focus on the crucial task of entanglement distribution. Entangled particles are a valuable resource in quantum networks, as they are used for most quantum protocols. As such, ensuring that nodes in quantum networks are supplied with entanglement efficiently is mandatory. Many times, parts of a quantum network are contested by multiple entanglement resupply processes and the distribution of entanglement becomes a challenge. The most common network intersection topology, the star-shape and it's various generalizations, are analyzed, and effective decongestion strategies, in order to achieve optimal entanglement distribution, are proposed. The analysis is comprehensive and relies on rigorous mathematical calculations which aids in selecting the most appropriate strategy for different scenarios optimally.

A. Tănăsescu, D. Constantinescu and P.G. Popescu

Nature SR 12, 21310 (2022)

Factoring a 2048-bit number using Shor's algorithm, when accounting for error correction, reportedly requires 400,000 qubits. However, it is well known that there is yet much time before we will have this many qubits in the same local system. This is why we propose a protocol for distributed quantum computation applicable to small register devices, specifcally for the distribution of controlled unitary gates, the key element in the construction of every quantum computation algorithm. We leverage quantum sharing of partial results to obtain a parallel processing scheme, allowing for the frst time the quantum distribution of very large gates with thousands of inputs using only small register devices with tens of qubits. In this way, we improve all previous controlled unitary gate distribution approaches, obtaining surprising results. The impact is quantifed for recent milestone hardware realizations of quantum processors.

B.C. Ciobanu, V. Iancu and P.G. Popescu

IEEE Access 10, 69963-69971 (2022)

In the practical context of quantum networks, quantum teleportation plays a key role in transmitting quantum information. In the process of teleportation, a maximally entangled pair is consumed. Through this paper, an efficient scheme of re-establishing entanglement between different nodes in a quantum network is explored. A hybrid land-satellite network is considered, where the land-based links are used for short-range communication, and the satellite links are used for transmissions between distant nodes. This new scheme explores many different possibilities of resupplying the land nodes with entangled pairs, depending on: the position of the satellites, the number of pairs available and the distance between the nodes themselves. As to make the entire process as efficient as possible, we consider the situations of direct transmissions of entangled photons and also the transmissions making use of entanglement swapping. An analysis is presented for concrete scenarios, sustained by numerical data.

A. Tănăsescu, A. Balan, and P.G. Popescu

The European Physical Journal Plus 136, 476 (2021)

A. Tănăsescu, and P.G. Popescu

Quantum Information Processing 20 (2), 1-17 (2021)

A. Tănăsescu, V.-F. Iliescu, and P.G. Popescu

Physical Review A 101 (4), 042309 (2020)

P.G. Popescu and O. Stănășilă

Politehnica Press, ISBN 978-606-515-885-6 (2019)

A. Tănăsescu, and P.G. Popescu

EPL (Europhysics Letters) 126 (6), 60003 (2019)

A. Tănăsescu, M.-Z. Mina, and P.G. Popescu

Physics Letters A 383 (18), 2168-2171 (2019)

M.-Z. Mina, and P.G. Popescu

Applied Sciences 8 (10), 1935 (2018)

Quantum Projects

Romanian National Quantum Communication Infrastructure (RoNaQCI)

Quantum Optimization of Worldwide LHC Computing Grid data placement (QUOG-DP)

State of the art on quantum computing with emphasis on systems designed for solving combinatorial optimization problems

Developing quantum information and quantum technologies in Romania (QUTECH-RO)