20 August 2019
Quantum communications - the exchange of quantum information between remote systems - is evolving from simple point-to-point communication to a general purpose multi-hop network.
Developing this extended capability introduces a new spin to a familiar set of networking problems :
Why is quantum information transfer important and what's unique about quantum information transfer?
How does quantum mechanics hinder and help the transfer of quantum information?
How are the real-time aspects of quantum networking coordinated by classical and quantum protocols and devices?
How do you build a general purpose network that supports quantum information transfer?