Supporting continuing growth in quantum computing

13-04-2021 | CryoCoax | Quantum

CryoCoax, the UK/USA-based division of Intelliconnect, has joined other technology specialists in sponsoring the CERN Quantum Technology Initiative (QTI). The programme will examine the potential of devices harnessing perplexing quantum phenomena such as entanglement to enrich and extend its challenging research programme.

The QTI sees CERN join a fast-growing global effort to bring about a 'second quantum revolution, whereby phenomena including superposition and entanglement, enabling an object to be in two places at the same time or to influence another instantaneously, are exploited to create new computing, communication, sensing and simulation devices.

While still in their infancy, Quantum technologies have the potential to revolutionise science and society. In recent years, the growing importance and the potential impact of quantum technology development has been highlighted by increasing investments in R&D worldwide in both academia and industry.

The new CERN QTI will encompass the Laboratory’s R&D activities and plans in this field and provide examples of the potential impact on research. It will also highlight the rich international network of activities and how CERN fosters research collaborations.

Roy Phillips, CEO of Intelliconnect, comments: “We are very pleased to be sponsoring the CERN Quantum Technology initiative in the company of technology leaders such as Oxford Instruments. The world of quantum is an exciting and rapidly growing market with some of the biggest players in business at the forefront.”

Its cryogenic cables and components work to milliKelvin levels and are ideal for a wide range of applications, including quantum computing and research, instrumentation, test and measurement, medical and material research and cryogenic systems, including dilution refrigerators, superconducting magnet systems, low-temperature detector systems, infrared array systems.

By Natasha Shek