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

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


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

Status: issued U.S. patent #11,017,756

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Contact For More Information:
Tariq Ahmed
Sr Licensing Manager, College of Engineering
The University of Arizona
Lead Inventor(s):
Pierre Deymier
Keith Runge