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Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology - UQ (CQC2T)

Researcher conducting an optics experiment

The University of Queensland

The Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology is home to the world’s largest team working to develop a scalable spin-based quantum computing architecture in silicon. Research is focused: on quantum communications; optical quantum computation; and silicon quantum computation. The centre uses significant research strengths across six Australian universities in 17 coordinated programs and forms one of the largest combined and focused efforts in quantum computation and communication in the world. Research at the University of Queensland is based in the Nano-Optics and Quantum Technology Laboratories is focues upon Photonic Quantum Computation.


Key science sectors

Facilities and major equipment

  • Temperature-controlled, vibration-damped laboratory optimised for low-light quantum optics experiments
  • Three femtosecond lasers and two 60 mW violet diode lasers, resting on high-performance vibration-isolated optical tables

Number of research staff

Upto 20 research staff


Parnell Building 7, University of Queensland, QLD 4072

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Organisation type

Australian Research Centre of Excellence – Partner Organisation

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Last updated:
3 June 2019