QRL Primary Report, 2024

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QRL Weekly, 2024-February-13

13th February 2024

Weekly Development Snapshot

  • More unit tests and integration tests are being added for qrysm
  • Several unit tests have been fixed for qrysm
  • Deprecated commands from qrysmctl have been removed
  • Several non required dependencies have been removed from qrysm
  • update to explorer back end to support more rpc calls
  • functional wallet create/send/receive wallet UI component improvements
  • import/export of gzond node-compatible wallet files in progress
  • explorer indexing research

QRL is now a member of Post-Quantum Cryptography Alliance

The QRL Foundation is happy to be a member of PQCA, a linux foundation project to advance the adoption of post-quantum cryptography, by producing high-assurance software implementations of standardized algorithms, and supporting the continued development and standardization of new post-quantum algorithms with software for evaluation and prototyping.

Quantum News

Breakthrough in single-photon integration holds promise for quantum computing, cryptography

On 13 Feb 2024: The recent study highlights a breakthrough in quantum photonics, demonstrating significant progress in integrating single-photon sources on-chip at room temperature, which is crucial for advancing quantum computing, cryptography, and sensing.

By employing a hybrid metal–dielectric bullseye antenna for exceptional photon directionality, the research showcases a method for efficient photon back-excitation and coupling, using either colloidal quantum dots or nanodiamonds as single-photon emitters. Achieving front collection efficiencies of about 70% with low numerical aperture optics, this innovation simplifies the integration of quantum light sources into practical quantum systems, promising to accelerate the development of quantum photonic devices. The research, led by Boaz Lubotzky and Prof. Ronen Rapaport, alongside international collaborators, represents a pivotal advancement in quantum technology applications, as published in Nano Letters. - phys.org

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Reducing the Number of Qubits in Quantum Factoring

On 13 Feb 2024: The paper presents an optimization for reducing the number of qubits required in quantum factoring, specifically targeting Shor's algorithm. By employing a combination of techniques, including May and Schlieper's truncation and the Ekerå-Håstad variant, the authors achieve a significant reduction in qubit requirement to factor an RSA-2048 instance, potentially using less than 1700 qubits - iacr.org

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13th February 2024