Quantum communication involves preserving or transferring a quantum state across distances. Applications include distributed quantum computing and sensing, and secure communications. All of these applications leverage quantum entanglement to enable quantum computers or distributed quantum sensors to share information and work together to achieve performances unattainable with classical communications. Some technologies are already commercially available (e.g. single photon sources and detectors) while others are still in early stages of development (e.g. quantum memories and quantum repeaters). The MQA brings together members from academia, industry, and Government labs to pioneer the development and transition of novel quantum technologies that address the core challenges in quantum communications, including: 

  • Quantum interfaces, 
  • Quantum memories, 
  • Single-photon sources and detectors, 
  • Single-photon transducers, 
  • Quantum repeaters, and 
  • Novel protocol development.
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