QuiX Introduces Large-scale Quantum Photonic Processor

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A look at the QuiX photonic processor. Image credit: PhiX

QuiX, a photonic quantum technologies company, reports it has demonstrated the world’s largest universal quantum photonic processor, according to a news release. The device is plug-and-play, compatible with all photon sources, and is commercially available. It was unveiled at a product presentation today.

Quantum computing will revolutionize the way we process information. To bring this closer to real-world applications, QuiX has developed a photonic quantum processor – the device at the heart of an optical quantum computer.

The processor consists of a series of channels through which quantum particles of light (photons) can flow. At the intersection of where two channels intersect, quantum interference happens. Problems can be programmed into the processor by adjusting the quantum states fed into the system as well as the intersections between channels.  With more channels, more photons can flow through the system, resulting in higher processing power. Therefore, the fact that QuiX has developed a processor with more channels than previously achieved is a significant technological milestone.

Hans van den Vlekkert, CEO of QuiX, said: “While this processor is not yet suited for industrial applications, it is the largest of its kind in the world. With this as a starting point we will rapidly increase the capacity of our processors towards real world applications. We are confident that we have by no means exhausted the technological limitations of our platform.”

QuiX develops its quantum processors using the proprietary TriPleX platform, building on fundamental research of the University of Twente and the industrial expertise of Lionix International. Optical quantum computing has seen a significant growth in interest and investment in recent years, due to its strategic global importance. QuiX has a significant advantage in this market due to its close ties with the photonics cluster around University of Twente and deep industry experience. QuiX’ major investors are FORWARD.one and OostNL.

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Registration for the product presentation (December 11th @ 15:00 on Zoom, public): https://zoom.us/j/94133241230?pwd=L3F5QzFHejFmTzhaUFlHMVpQdDVJUT09

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Matt Swayne

With a several-decades long background in journalism and communications, Matt Swayne has worked as a science communicator for an R1 university for more than 12 years, specializing in translating high tech and deep tech for the general audience. He has served as a writer, editor and analyst at The Quantum Insider since its inception. In addition to his service as a science communicator, Matt also develops courses to improve the media and communications skills of scientists and has taught courses. [email protected]

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