QCI PiQ receives photonic quantum processor from QuiX Quantum

Photonic quantum computers require high-quality photon sources and detectors. With our PiQ research project at the DLR Institute of Optical Sensor Systems, we are using real photonic systems to analyse the improvement potential of the photon source from DLR OS and the photonic quantum processor from QuiX Quantum. Thus we contribution to the development of core technologies for the realisation of the first scalable, integrated optical quantum computer in Germany and Europe.

Research and development

That is why the delivery and commissioning of a photonic quantum processor from QuiX Quantum to our photon enabling project PiQ of the DLR Institute of Optical Sensor Systems is more than just a successful delivery: The joint research and development of the DLR research team and hardware manufacturer enables us to analyse the improvement potential of the photon source from DLR OS and the photonic quantum processor from QuiX Quantum in order to further improve their respective technologies and thus expand our technological lead.

At DLR QCI, we bring together research and industry – not only in hardware and application development as part of our industrial partnerships, but also in the development of quantum computers and the necessary enabling technologies. In this way, we are building an ecosystem around the NV centre platform along the value chain: from the production of qubit diamonds by Diatope in the DIAQ project and through our StarQ research project, their characterisation in the SQuAp project by Advanced Quantum, their use in the XQi and SuNQC quantum computer projects through to application projects that ultimately use our NV centre quantum computers for their use cases.