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Bernoulli line and the Bloch sphere: visualizing probability and quantum states

Introduction In recent years, quantum computers have evolved from laboratory experiments available to only a handful of scientists, to research devices that are accessible worldwide through cloud services like Amazon Braket. The impact of cloud access to quantum computers is not limited to laboratory scientists and developers as it allows educators to bring these devices […]

Sprinternships with Break Through Tech Chicago and the Amazon Braket quantum computing team

During May 2022, Amazon Web Services hosted its first cohort of students participating in Break Through Tech Chicago’s annual Sprinternship. This is a micro-internship program designed to transform the career trajectories of women (cisgender and transgender) and nonbinary individuals. The program offers these students foundational work experience that prepares them for the tech workforce. Break […]

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Exploring computational chemistry using Quantinuum’s InQuanto on AWS

Introduction Quantum computers hold the promise of driving novel approaches to solving complex problems across multiple fields, including optimization, machine learning, and the simulation of physical systems. Researchers are already using quantum computers to explore computational chemistry problems, however the scale and capabilities of quantum devices available today is limited by noise and other factors. […]

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Suppressing errors with dynamical decoupling using pulse control on Amazon Braket

Introduction The quantum state of a qubit is extremely fragile, as any interaction with its environment generally results in uncontrolled changes. The fragility of quantum states means that errors are a fundamental problem for quantum computers, making quantum error correction a key enabler for using quantum computing to solve large problems. However, error correction is […]

Introducing the Amazon Braket Algorithm Library

Research scientists and quantum algorithm developers are often new to cloud computing. Their main focus during quantum algorithm development should center on writing algorithm code; however, they often spend time setting up and maintaining interactive development environments, estimating costs to run their code on classical or quantum hardware, and stitching together common subroutines. Today, we […]

Optimization with a Rydberg atom-based quantum processor

Amazon Braket recently launched the Aquila quantum processing unit (QPU) based on Rydberg atoms by QuEra Computing. In a previous post, we explored how researchers can use Rydberg devices to study problems and quantum phenomena in fundamental physics, for instance the emergence of a spin liquid phase [Semeghini et al., 2021]. But QuEra’s device also […]

New research from Harvard and AWS will enable higher temperature operation of quantum communications networks

Following the announcement of a research alliance between the AWS Center for Quantum Networking and Harvard University, a joint team of Harvard and AWS scientists published a research paper today in Science Magazine discussing production of quantum memories that can operate at higher temperatures – enabling reduced cost and increased reliability for this fundamental component […]

Amazon Braket launches Aquila, the first neutral-atom quantum processor from QuEra Computing

Introduction Quantum researchers require access to different types of quantum hardware from digital, also known as gate-based, quantum processing units (QPUs) to analog devices that are capable of addressing specific problems that are hard to solve using classical computers. Today, Amazon Braket, the quantum computing service from AWS, continues to deliver on its commitment to […]

AWS open-sources OQpy to make it easier to write quantum programs in OpenQASM 3

In September 2021, we announced that AWS would be joining the OpenQASM 3 Technical Steering Committee in an effort to establish a consistent, industry-wide approach for describing quantum programs. In that blog post we also shared our plans to help extend the OpenQASM ecosystem to work with hardware being developed at the AWS Center for Quantum Computing. […]

Amazon Braket launches Braket Pulse to develop quantum programs at the pulse level

When experimenting on a quantum computer, customers often need to program at the lower-level language of the device. Today, we are launching Braket Pulse, a feature that provides pulse-level access to quantum processing units (QPUs) from two hardware providers on Amazon Braket, Rigetti Computing and Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC). In this blog, we present an […]