Borealis is qubit-based?

Hi, friends.
I try to study GBS using Borealis.
About the machine,
“Borealis boasts over 216 squeezed-state qubits” can be seen in news release.
I’m cofusing. What “qubits” mean in this context? What is the difference from “qumodes”?

Hi @Kuma-quant2, welcome to the forum!

Borealis uses qumodes. For simplicity and ease of comparison with other architectures, we use the term “squeezed-state qubits” generically to refer to the basic independent units used to store information in a quantum computer. In the case of Borealis, this use extends to the qumodes carrying squeezed light that are entangled.

I encourage you to read this demo on photonic quantum computing to learn more about qumodes!

Please let me know if you find this helpful.

Thanks a lot!
I understood the concept.

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