Computer Systems and Engineering Seminar Series: Networks of Networks of Quantum Repeaters
Thursday, January 22, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dr. Rodney Van Meter, Keio University
Experimental progress toward quantum repeaters is moving at a tremendous rate, and theorists have proposed half a dozen approaches to managing errors to create high-fidelity entanglement along a chain of repeaters. The next frontier is extending from one-dimensional chains to complex topologies. Problems in network engineering include robust protocol design and resource management. I will give an overview of these issues, then discuss the even more daunting challenge of creating networks of networks -- a true quantum Internet -- capable of coupling networks that are heterogeneous in both physical technology and error management scheme.