A Method to Create Exponentially Complex "Classically Entangled" States in Arrays of One-Dimensional Nonlinear Elastic Waveguides

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This technology demonstrates a theoretical new approach to achieving exponentially complex non-separable superpositions of elastic waves in an externally driven elastic system composed of one-dimensional elastic wave guides and nonlinear forces. This nonlinear elastic system is similar to a two-partite two-level quantum system but does not have drawbacks such as decoherence and wave function collapse.


Quantum computing is an approach to computing based on the principles of quantum theory, which state that subatomic particles can exist in more than one state at once. Conventional or “classic” computers follow the laws of classical physics, which stipulate that its circuits can be only one state at a given time. Since a quantum computer can be in many states simultaneously, it should in theory be able to perform many calculations simultaneously, speeding up the calculations immensely and reducing energy consumption.


In the past three years, venture capital investors have invested an estimated $147 million in quantum computing start-ups. Firms in the financial services, aerospace and defense and other sectors are actively investigating quantum computing applications.


If certain feasible technological improvements are achieved, quantum processors could be used to carry out the following classes of computational tasks and could become commercially useful within a few years. This technology being a part of a series of disclosures could benefit quantum computing platforms.



  • Simulating or modeling
  • Financial analysis
  • Healthcare diagnosis / drug discovery
  • Material discovery / design
  • Supply chain optimization
  • Cybersecurity


  • Low energy
  • High computation speed
  • Avoidance of decoherence and wave function collapse
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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