Quandela Teams With CEA-Leti to Develop High-Performance Photonic Chips

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Quandela Teams With CEA-Leti to Develop High-Performance Photonic Chips

Insider Brief

  • Quandela has signed a partnership with the Electronics and Information Technology Laboratory of the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA-Leti) to produce a 100% French high-performance photonic chip.
  • This partnership will allow Quandela to fully control the process of creating these photonic chip.
  • A 100% French-made chip secures the supply of photonic quantum players and allows French sovereignty to emerge in this field.

PRESS RELEASE — The French start-up Quandela has signed a partnership with the Electronics and Information Technology Laboratory of the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA-Leti) to produce a 100% French high-performance photonic chip. As part of this partnership, CEA-Leti is making its expertise and manufacturing platform available to Quandela. The first chips will be available in early 2023.

This partnership will allow Quandela to fully control the process of creating these photonic chips.

Quandela also contributes to France’s and Europe’s need for technological independence: this 100% French-made chip secures the supply of photonic quantum players and allows French sovereignty to emerge in this field.

Quandela’s photonic technology has many advantages over other quantum technologies, as photons are not sensitive to perturbations in their environment, allowing photonic processors to operate largely at room temperature. In addition, the quality of the single-photon source developed by Quandela makes it possible to remove the theoretical barriers to the development of fault-tolerant quantum computers. CEA-Leti is now the best partner to work on the development of photonic chips with a performance adapted to this new step taken by Quandela.

“This partnership with the CEA-Leti teams, undoubtedly among the best experts in photonic chip design and manufacturing, allows us to take a new step in the mid-term development of Quandela’s full-stack photonic quantum computer and, in the longer term, of a fault-tolerant quantum computer”  explains Niccolo Somaschi, co-founder of Quandela.

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Matt Swayne

Matt Swayne

Matt Swayne is a contributor at The Quantum Insider. He focuses on breaking news about quantum discoveries and quantum computing.

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