This is a photograph of
an ordinary diamond scattering sunlight into colors. In the lead story,
researchers are attempting to build a solid-state quantum computer
with lasers and nitrogen-infused diamonds using spectral hole burning.
The researchers tune the nitrogen atoms to a range of light wavelengths,
or colors. This sets the stage for the researchers to link the atoms
via quantum entanglement, which is the basis for quantum computing.
to quantum computing
TRN September 20, 2000