Quantum Communication: A physics experiment or a network paradigm shift?

December 13, 2023, 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM


Seminar Room 31, 2nd Floor, Main Academic Building, IISER Pune


Inder Monga, Executive Director, ESnet


The QUANT-NET research consortium is building the first quantum network testbed for distributed quantum computing applications funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The goal is to establish this network between two sites, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) and University of California, Berkeley, connected with an entanglement swapping substrate over optical fiber and managed by a quantum network protocol stack. On top of this entanglement swapping substrate the research team will implement the most basic building blocks of distributed quantum computing and quantum repeater. This presentation discusses QUANT-NET, its design, key technologies, and progress.