General Lab Information

Quantum Network Facility

Ongoing Research and Planned Expansion

The long term vision of the facility is to become one of the first instances of a quantum-repeater-assisted, entanglement distribution network that will possess the capabilities of heralding and maintaining the presence of multipartite entanglement at its quantum nodes. Currently, our fiber network infrastructure is being expanded to cover more nodes across Long Island, including multi-purpose quantum nodes at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Stony Brook University (SBU), and in New York City (NYC), assisted by entanglement generation and swapping nodes located in Commack (COM), Westbury (WES), and Garden City (GC), forming the so-called Long Island Quantum Ring (LIQR).

map of long island showing quantum ring

The Long Island Quantum Ring (LIQR) - Three Quantum nodes, including entanglement sources, quantum memories and single photon detectors, at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Stony Brook University and New York City are connected in a ring configuration using auxiliary nodes with entangled sources (WebAir colocation facility in Garden City) and memory-assisted Bell-state-measurement station (1025 Connect colocation facility in Westbury and mindSHIFT in Commack).