Phononic System to Achieve Quantum-Analogue Phase-Based Unitary Operations

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Pierre Deymier
Department Head, Materials Science & Engineering
Keith Runge
Director of Research, Materials Science & Engineering
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Robert Sleeper
Licensing Manager (520) 626-4604

Title: Phononic System to Achieve Quantum-Analogue Phase-based Unitary Operations


Invention: This invention is the physical representation of logic gates and operations for quantum computing. It makes use of the properties of phononic materials.


Background: Quantum computing is a scientific frontier that originated as a concept in the 1980s and has become a relentless pursuit for many of the country’s top tech companies and universities. It has academic value but is ultimately marked by its potential for energy efficiency, fast computing and problem-solving superior to the computers of today.



  • Quantum computing
  • Potential to be altered for use in displays, sensors or processes that require wave propagation control



  • Allows for use in Phononic based quantum computing disclosed elsewhere


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