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Amazon wants to create quantum networks with artificial diamonds

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The goal is to create faster and more secure networks spanning wider areas with the aid of lab-grown diamonds. Amazon will work with De Beer's Element Six division to produce diamonds through a technique called chemical vapor deposition, which emulates the natural impurities forming around diamonds. These impurities can work as repeaters in a quantum network.

Bloomberg reports that Amazon is collaborating with De Beer’s Element Six division in order to improve computer network speeds and security via lab-grown diamonds. This new technology will be developed to benefit Amazon’s Web Services in a matter of “years rather than decades,” according to Antia Lamas-Linares - Lead of AWS Center for Quantum Networking.

Fiber-optic systems are apparently reaching their limits with today’s infrastructure, and Amazon is seeking to take things to the next level with quantum networking. This approach employs subatomic matter to propagate data even faster and more securely over larger areas. Lab-grown diamonds would act as signal repeaters that handle information in qubit form. The hardened nature corroborated with their lenticular effect also recommends diamonds for improving quantum computing stability.

Element Six is set to produce up to 2 million diamond components per year via the chemical vapor deposition (CSV) technique in its new Oregon plant. The CSV fabrication method produces diamonds that form a dark frame of impurities around them. These impurities consisting mostly of nitrogen atoms act as repeaters in a quantum-based network.

Amazon’s researchers also hope that the CSV diamonds would eventually help link numerous quantum computers around the world and create wide networks that can provide exponentially superior computing power.


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Bogdan Solca, 2023-04- 5 (Update: 2023-04- 5)