A Quantum Internet Architecture

Rodney Van Meter, Ryosuke Satoh, Naphan Benchasattabuse, Kentaro Teramoto, Takaaki Matsuo, Michal Hajdusek, Takahiko Satoh, Shota Nagayama, Shigeya Suzuki

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11 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Entangled quantum communication is advancing rapidly, with laboratory and metropolitan testbeds under development, but to date there is no unifying Quantum Internet architecture. We propose a Quantum Internet architecture centered around the Quantum Recursive Network Architecture (QRNA), using RuleSet-based connections established using a two-pass connection setup. Scalability and internetworking (for both technological and administrative boundaries) are achieved using recursion in naming and connection control. In the near term, this architecture will support end-to-end, two-party entanglement on minimal hardware, and it will extend smoothly to multiparty entanglement and the use of quantum error correction on advanced hardware in the future. For a network internal gateway protocol, we recommend (but do not require) qDijkstra with seconds per Bell pair as link cost for routing; the external gateway protocol is designed to build recursively. The strength of our architecture is shown by assessing extensibility and demonstrating how robust protocol operation can be confirmed using the RuleSet paradigm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2022 IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering, QCE 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages341-352
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781665491136
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event3rd IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering, QCE 2022 - Broomfield, United States
Duration: 2022 Sept 182022 Sept 23

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2022 IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering, QCE 2022

Conference

Conference3rd IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering, QCE 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBroomfield
Period22/9/1822/9/23

Keywords

  • network architecture
  • quantum Internet
  • quantum communications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Optimization
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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