Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Zhe-Yu "Jeff" Ou, a physics professor and the Chinese government, have established various quantum information laboratories across China.
Zhe-Yu Jeff Ou, an experimental quantum optics researcher, considers that quantum information science utilizing units of light, called photons for the transmission and processing of information may offer an advanced solution to the present universal silicon-based computer.
The quantum information laboratory program, supported by the government of China, has instituted the quantum information field in China. The program is affiliated with various universities in China such as East China Normal University, Tianjin University, and the University of Science and Technology of China. Ou is currently continuing his research in these quantum information laboratories.
Ou stated that the new partnership for the quantum information labs is useful for students and researchers at IUPUI and in China. According to Ou, he is utilizing the newly installed equipment in the country to establish the practical results of the quantum behavior of light with the research conducted in the IUPUI lab and imparting the knowledge back to the students.
Vemuri, professor of physics and former department chair at IUPUI, said that this is one of the most stimulating fields in physics and that by using the internal properties of photons or light waves, information can be processed more quickly and efficiently in the computer than by using electrons which are presently used.