16-11-2022 | Aegiq | Industrial
Aegiq, a start-up developing solutions to provide wide-scale adoption of quantum technologies, has released the world’s first compact true single-photon generator, iSPS.
This is the first in its line-up of products aimed at research and high-end industrial applications. With its customisable configuration, optical fibre output and best in class parameters, incorporating device efficiency and quantum properties, iSPS series unlocks new horizons for usage cases in next-generation quantum networks, applications in metrology, including microscopy, and quantum computing.
Max Sich, CEO and co-founder of Aegiq commented: “One of the key challenges in making practical true single-photon sources is ensuring that photons are emitted whenever they are needed with complete certainty and that the system emits exactly the same photon every single time. The iSPS series devices solve these problems.”
The core of the technology is based on many years of research excellence in fundamental quantum physics and semiconductor manufacturing science. The company's patented technology, which is based on a semiconductor chip with embedded photonic structures and so-called ‘quantum dots’, brings these approaches to the next level of efficiency and reliability. With extra support from Innovate UK, this technology is offering world-leading research to the scalable manufacturing sector.