Quantum information science applies the best understanding of the sub-atomic world—quantum theory—to generate new knowledge and technologies. Quantum will revolutionize Air and Space Force operations.
The U.S. military is leading the acceleration of quantum research and development as first adopters for this fundamental technology to move the ball forward. Quantum will lead to technologies that will transform the war-fighting domain in revolutionary and unprecedented ways.
AFRL QUANTUM LABS
AFRL conducts and sponsors research across the globe, including in our laboratories in New York and New Mexico.
AFRL’s Quantum Sensing & Timing (QST) group seeks to take advantage of Nobel-Prize winning cold-atoms physics and related techniques to develop solutions for critical DoD problems in positioning, navigation and timing.
Photonic integrated circuits (PICs) will play a key role in transitioning quantum-enabled technologies beyond the laboratory. Our team investigates novel photonic components including microcombs and PIC-compatible laser sources.
AFRL’s Quantum Sensing & Timing (QST) group seeks to use optically-levitated nanoparticles to develop solutions for critical problems in navigation and communication. The focus is on employing cutting-edge physics to develop sensors that are functional in a wide variety of situations.
ATOMIC CLOCKS & TIMING
AFRL’s Quantum Sensing & Timing (QST) group looks into the development of advanced atomic clocks to further improve time measurements and investigates ways to use and distribute the precise time.
AFRL’s trapped ion team investigates quantum mechanics and quantum information science with the long-term goal of constructing a quantum network made for processing and transmitting quantum information.
The AFRL Quantum Algorithms group explores the design and application of quantum algorithms across research topics such as quantum optimization, algorithms, and quantum machine learning. The team also utilizes noisy, intermediate-scale quantum (NISQ) devices.
INTEGRATED PHOTONICS AND PHOTON QUBITS
The mission of the AFRL’s Quantum Information Processing Group is to generate, manipulate/process, distribute and analyze quantum entanglement both locally and distributed over processing nodes in a quantum network consisting of photon-based and memory-based quantum bits.
SUPERCONDUCTING & HYBRID QUANTUM SYSTEMS
The superconducting and hybrid quantum systems team at Rome Labs seeks to develop novel superconducting architectures and cross-modality quantum interface hardware as building blocks for use in quantum networking nodes.
STRATEGIC ATOMIC NAVIGATION DEVICES AND SYSTEMS (SANDS)
Archive Content | The SANDS program invested in Quantum Timing and Sensing components to improve the DoD’s Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) warfighting capability.
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