Experience photonic quantum technology at Photonics West in San Francisco 

Catch a glim­pse of our quantum com­pu­ting chip and expe­ri­ence the world’s first indus­tria­li­zed quantum sensor for par­ti­cle metro­lo­gy. Gain insights into the poten­ti­al of quantum technology for app­li­ca­ti­ons of today and tomor­row and learn how quantum technology can secu­re your com­pe­ti­ti­ve edge. 

From 31 Janu­a­ry to 02 Febru­a­ry 2023 Photonics West, the world’s lea­ding tra­de fair for lasers, quantum and optoelec­tro­nics in San Fran­cis­co opens its doors. Meet our experts and learn about how Q.ANT uses inno­va­ti­ve pho­to­nic pro­ces­ses to indus­tria­li­ze quantum technology for the fiel­ds of sensor technology and computing. 

While quantum sensors enab­le mea­su­re­ments that were not tech­ni­cal­ly fea­si­ble until now to per­cei­ve details that pre­vious­ly remai­ned hid­den, quantum com­pu­ters can effi­ci­ent­ly sol­ve tasks that are unsolva­ble for con­ven­tio­nal com­pu­ters today. Focu­sing on the four pro­duct lines of Pho­to­nic Com­pu­ting, Par­ti­cle Metro­lo­gy, Ato­mic Gyro­scopes and Magne­tic Sen­sing, Q.ANT enga­ges with a broad array of indus­tries and app­li­ca­ti­ons ran­ging all the way from medi­cal technology and auto­no­mous vehi­cles to aero­space, machine­ry, and the pro­cess industry. 

Get inspi­red: For an appoint­ment, just send an e‑mail to info@qant.de. We are loo­king for­ward to find solu­ti­ons to your indi­vi­du­al requirements! 

SPIE Photonics West; the Mosco­ne Cen­ter; Hall F, Booth 4105–10
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A varied, inter­na­tio­nal tra­de show sche­du­le is in store for Q.ANT in 2023: SPIE Photonics West in San Fran­cis­co at the end of Janu­a­ry will kick things off, fol­lo­wed by Pitt­con in Phil­adel­phia in mid-March. After Han­no­ver Mes­se in mid-April, it’s off to Munich at the end of June for World of Quantum as part of Laser World of Photonics. The fall sea­son starts at the end of Sep­tem­ber with Pow­tech in Nur­em­berg, and the tra­de show sea­son ends as a “Heim­spiel” with Quantum Effects in Stutt­gart in Octo­ber. We are loo­king for­ward to many inte­res­ting mee­tings, talks and dis­cus­sions. You are very wel­co­me to visit our booths, if you wish an appoint­ment plea­se con­ta­ct us at info@qant.de.

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Q.ANT wishes Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

We wish all our busi­ness and development part­ners, cus­to­mers, Q.ANTies and friends a Mer­ry Christ­mas, a peace­ful holi­day sea­son and a good start into the New Year 2023!

Loo­king back, it was an exci­ting year 2022 with many high­lights, see for yourself!

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Quantum technology is get­ting more and more atten­ti­on in the media — and with it Q.ANT is also in the spot­light. For examp­le, Q.ANT CEO Micha­el Förtsch is lis­ted in the Han­dels­blatt arti­cle “Next Gene­ration” as one of the “30 top exe­cu­ti­ves who will chan­ge Ger­ma­ny”. A tech­ni­cal dis­cus­sion on the advan­ta­ges of pho­to­nic quantum com­pu­ting can be found in the Pho­to­nics­Views Decem­ber issue. But read for yourself… 

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Kirill Spasibko awarded second place at Quantum Future Award 2022 

Q.ANTie Kirill Spa­sib­ko was ack­now­led­ged with the second place at Quantum Future Award 2022. Adver­ti­sed by BMBF Bun­des­mi­nis­te­ri­um für Bil­dung und For­schung, Kirill recei­ved the pri­ze for his doc­to­ral the­sis about the para­metric down-con­ver­si­on, the most prac­ti­cal source of ent­an­gled photons, at high gain. The inten­ti­on of the stu­dy-award is to honor out­stan­ding sci­en­ti­fic work with clear app­li­ca­ti­on rele­van­ce in the field of quantum tech­no­lo­gies. With his exper­ti­se, Kirill essen­ti­al­ly con­tri­bu­tes to Q.ANTs develop­ments in quantum com­pu­ting and quantum sen­sing. The video of the award-cere­mo­ny is avail­ab­le on You­tube.

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Q.ANT on-chip optical modulators successfully demonstrated 

Q.ANT has accom­plis­hed the next mile­stone towards the development of its pho­to­nic quantum com­pu­ter. At the heart of Q.ANT’s approach to pho­to­nic quantum com­pu­ting is the quantum pho­to­nic inte­gra­ted cir­cuit PIC. Here, Qbits based on light ser­ve as infor­ma­ti­on car­ri­ers. By spa­ti­al and tem­po­ral mani­pu­la­ti­on of the photons through the modu­la­tor, quantum effects are gene­ra­ted. This Qbit con­trol is a core com­pe­tence of Q.ANT.

Sin­ce the foun­da­ti­on, Q.ANT reli­es on lithi­um nio­ba­te as the base mate­ri­al for Pho­to­nic Quantum pro­ces­sors. Lithi­um nio­ba­te brings ide­al mate­ri­al pro­per­ties: By app­ly­ing a Vol­ta­ge, it allows to explo­it the elec­tro-opti­cal effect of the mate­ri­al and enab­les to mani­pu­la­te Qbits without los­ses. The opti­mi­zed chip design brings all requi­red ele­ments on a sin­gle mono­li­thic chip — stan­ding out to all pre­sent alter­na­ti­ves used for Pho­to­nic Quantum Com­pu­ting: For the rea­liz­a­ti­on of fast and effi­ci­ent opti­cal quantum com­pu­ter processors.

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Q.ANT awarded at Schwarzer Löwe 

Q.ANT was awar­ded second place at Schwar­zer Löwe in the Foun­der’s cate­go­ry. The quantum par­ti­cle Sensor con­vin­ced the jury to select Q.ANT to the fina­lists, of which Q.ANT recei­ved second place of the pres­ti­gious busi­ness award of the sta­te of Baden-Württemberg. 

The sensor for par­ti­cle metro­lo­gy is the world’s first industrial sensor which makes use of quantum technology. App­lied in pro­jects by the busi­ness part­ners Festo and Sick, the sensor has been used in moni­to­ring the con­di­ti­on of algae in a bio­re­ac­tor and ana­ly­zing the pro­cess of grin­ding cof­fee.

The award is a con­fir­ma­ti­on for Q.ANT and the work of the ent­i­re team. And a gre­at sign for quantum technology in gene­ral. Also, it shows the poten­ti­al of inno­va­ti­on wit­hin the regi­on of metro­po­li­tan Stutt­gart. Behind the Schwar­zer Löwe busi­ness award are a renow­ned jury and 12 publi­shing houses with 17 dai­ly news­pa­pers in grea­ter Stuttgart.

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MiLiQuant project successfully finalized 

After three years of joint develop­ments, the publicly BMBF-fun­ded pro­ject MiLi­Quant — Minia­tu­ri­zed Light Sources for Quantum Technology — expi­red. Led and coor­di­na­ted by Q.ANT, the pro­ject aim of deve­lo­ping beam sources based on diode lasers to enab­le industrial use of quantum tech­no­lo­gies was suc­cess­ful­ly achie­ved. The inter­disciplinary con­sor­ti­um of sci­ence and indus­try with the pro­ject part­ners Bosch, Zeiss, Nano­scri­be, Johan­nes Guten­berg Uni­ver­si­ty Mainz and the Pader­born Uni­ver­si­ty rea­li­zed minia­tu­ri­zed, fre­quen­cy- and power-sta­ble beam sources. The­se lay the foun­da­ti­on for a mul­ti­tu­de of app­li­ca­ti­ons in the fiel­ds of quantum sen­sing and novel ima­ging methods. With 10 Mio Euro, it in 2019 was one of the first high-volu­me pro­jects in the Ger­man fun­ding land­s­cape, which were sup­por­ted under the new Ger­man Quantum Initiative. 

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Q.ANT, Bosch, TRUMPF and German Aerospace Center aim to use quantum sensors to control satellites 

Pro­ject part­ners plan to launch first satel­li­te with quantum technology atti­tu­de con­trol in 2027 // Quantum sensors are a key technology for accu­rate­ly con­trol­ling the ori­en­ta­ti­on of com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on satel­li­tes // Sci­en­ti­fic exper­ti­se to be pro­vi­ded by the Fer­di­nand-Braun-Insti­tut, Leib­niz-Insti­tut für Höchst­fre­quenz­tech­nik // Ger­man government allo­ca­tes eight-figu­re sum to sup­port QYRO project

Stuttgart/Cologne/Berlin, August 26, 2022 – Quantum technology start-up Q.ANT, Bosch, TRUMPF and the Ger­man Aero­space Cen­ter (DLR) have for­med a part­ners­hip to deve­lop space-qua­li­fied atti­tu­de sensors. The aim is to use the­se quantum technology-based sensors to achie­ve high-pre­cisi­on atti­tu­de con­trol of minia­tu­ri­zed satel­li­tes and impro­ve world­wi­de data com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons. The sensors’ abi­li­ty to main­tain pre­cise ori­en­ta­ti­on of the satel­li­tes in rela­ti­on to each other will enab­le high-speed data con­nec­ti­vi­ty – and that makes them a key part of the technology puz­zle. “This stra­te­gic part­ners­hip shows the tre­men­dous poten­ti­al that lies in the col­la­bo­ra­ti­ve development of pionee­ring tech­no­lo­gies. The deploy­ment of quantum technology in the aero­space indus­try is a huge oppor­tu­ni­ty for Ger­ma­ny as a major industrial hub,” says Micha­el Förtsch, CEO of Q.ANT. By sup­por­ting a glo­bal net­work of satel­li­tes in low Earth orbit, this new col­la­bo­ra­ti­ve ven­ture will impro­ve Inter­net con­nec­ti­vi­ty, par­ti­cu­lar­ly in more remo­te regi­ons. The Ger­man Aero­space Cen­ter (DLR) hopes to launch its first minia­tu­ri­zed satel­li­tes equip­ped with quantum technology in five years’ time. Atti­tu­de and posi­ti­on sensors that harness quantum effects can be used not only for satel­li­tes, but also for auto­no­mous dri­ving systems and indoor navi­ga­ti­on tech­no­lo­gies in fac­to­ries, logistics wareh­ouses and other faci­li­ties. The pro­ject has a rese­arch bud­get of some 28 mil­li­on euros, much of which has been pro­vi­ded by the Ger­man Federal Minis­try of Edu­ca­ti­on and Rese­arch (BMBF). The part­ners­hip also inclu­des the Fer­di­nand-Braun-Insti­tut, Leib­niz-Insti­tut für Höchst­fre­quenz­tech­nik (FBH), a rese­arch Insti­tu­te that spe­cia­li­zes in deve­lo­ping laser diodes, par­ti­cu­lar­ly for app­li­ca­ti­ons in space. 

Quantum sensors gua­ran­tee extre­me­ly high precision

Reli­able trans­mis­si­on of satel­li­te com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on signals can only be achie­ved by con­stant­ly main­tai­ning high-pre­cisi­on atti­tu­de con­trol of satel­li­tes in their orbit. If a satel­li­te moves out of posi­ti­on, the signals get wea­ker. The con­sor­ti­um plans to use quantum technology to per­ma­nent­ly enhan­ce mea­su­re­ment sta­bi­li­ty. Quantum sensors are par­ti­cu­lar­ly sui­ta­ble for deploy­ment in satel­li­tes thanks to their abi­li­ty to pro­vi­de reli­ab­ly accu­ra­te mea­su­re­ment results and excel­lent per­for­mance in a com­pact, low-weight packa­ge. This solu­ti­on can keep satel­li­tes cor­rect­ly oriented in space over a peri­od of years. 

Solid part­ners­hip bet­ween rese­arch and industry

The goal of deve­lo­ping Euro­pean quantum sensors is to achie­ve grea­ter inde­pen­dence from the glo­bal mar­ket. Q.ANT will lead the col­la­bo­ra­ti­ve development pro­ject and deve­lop the over­all sensor con­cept. It is also respon­si­ble for inte­gra­ting the various sensor com­pon­ents and kee­ping them in pre­cise and sta­ble align­ment with each other to ensu­re they func­tion smooth­ly and reli­ab­ly in the satel­li­te. “The job of our sensor is essen­ti­al­ly to impro­ve the satellite’s equi­li­bri­um,” says Micha­el Förtsch, CEO of Q.ANT. The Stutt­gart, Ger­ma­ny-based quantum technology start-up will also be sup­ply­ing key elec­tro­nic com­pon­ents such as a very low-noi­se detec­tion system. Bosch rese­ar­chers are working on the development of a minia­tu­ri­zed, space-qua­li­fied sensor cell. “The mea­su­ring cell is the core com­po­nent of the quantum sensor,” says Tho­mas Kropf, who heads up rese­arch at Bosch. It is fil­led with an ato­mic gas that is exci­ted by laser beams and magne­tic fiel­ds, which cau­se the atoms to spin. The rota­ti­on of the sensor cau­ses chan­ges in the rota­tio­nal speed of this spin. This pro­vi­des high-pre­cisi­on feed­back on chan­ges in the satellite’s atti­tu­de, ther­eby enab­ling more accu­ra­te atti­tu­de con­trol. “We’re deligh­ted to be part of the pro­ject and to be able to con­tri­bu­te our exper­ti­se in quantum sensors. It’s ano­t­her chap­ter in the suc­cess sto­ry of MEMS (micro-elec­tro-mecha­ni­cal systems) sensor technology at Bosch.”
TRUMPF will con­tri­bu­te laser exper­ti­se from two of its Ger­man loca­ti­ons. TRUMPF Pho­to­nic Com­pon­ents in Ulm will sup­ply the minia­tu­re laser diodes. The­se are cur­r­ent­ly used in smart­pho­nes, industrial opti­cal sensors and simi­lar app­li­ca­ti­ons, but TRUMPF will now be tea­ming up with the Fer­di­nand-Braun Insti­tut to pre­pa­re the­se robust beam sources for use in quantum technology and in space. “I can see a tre­men­dous­ly bright future for our minia­tu­re lasers in a who­le varie­ty of new app­li­ca­ti­ons. This is the kind of government-fun­ded pro­ject that gives Ger­ma­ny a real boost as a major hub of photonics exper­ti­se. The­re are so many inno­va­ti­ve tech­no­lo­gies that can bene­fit from the know-how and sta­te-of-the-art pro­duc­tion faci­li­ties that we have built up over the years,” says Bert­hold Schmidt, CEO of TRUMPF Pho­to­nic Com­pon­ents. TRUMPF’s Ber­lin loca­ti­on spe­cia­li­zes in pro­vi­ding solu­ti­ons in the fiel­ds of sensor, laser and quantum technology. It com­bi­nes the light sources from Ulm with addi­tio­nal mea­su­re­ment technology and then inte­gra­tes the resul­ting system into robust, minia­tu­ri­zed housings using inno­va­ti­ve assem­bly and auto­ma­ti­on tech­ni­ques. The final pro­duct is tem­pe­ra­tu­re-sta­bi­li­zed to ensu­re it can with­stand the extre­me con­di­ti­ons in space. The Gali­leo Com­pe­tence Cen­ter at DLR is respon­si­ble for all space-rela­ted aspects. As well as ensu­ring the system is space-qua­li­fied, it will also be in char­ge of the imple­men­ta­ti­on, trans­por­ta­ti­on and ope­ra­ti­on of the satel­li­te. The Ger­man Federal Minis­try of Edu­ca­ti­on and Rese­arch (BMBF) is fun­ding the joint pro­ject QYRO as part of an initia­ti­ve desi­gned to sup­port flagship pro­jects in quantum-based mea­su­ring technology that aim to address socie­tal challenges. 

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Q.ANT announced as Falling Walls Winner 

What an honor! The Fal­ling Walls Foun­da­ti­on announ­ced Q.ANT as one of 25 win­ners in the cate­go­ry of sci­ence start-ups of the Fal­ling Walls Ven­ture. Our visi­on to revolu­tionize Data Gene­ration and Data Pro­ces­sing using Quantum Technology con­vin­ced the inter­na­tio­nal jury. It’s our honor to be selec­ted out of 131 high class sub­mis­si­ons from 34 countries. 

Our CEO Micha­el Foertsch will pitch Q.ANT on 7. Novem­ber live on sta­ge for the Sci­ence Bre­akthrough of the Year 2022 in front of lea­ders from the worlds of sci­ence, busi­ness, poli­tics, the arts and society. 

What are the next walls to fall in sci­ence and socie­ty? With this ques­ti­on, the Fal­ling Walls Foun­da­ti­on recei­ves sub­mis­si­ons with ground­brea­king pro­jects from the world­wi­de sci­en­ti­fic com­mu­ni­ty for this pres­ti­gious award. The Fal­ling Walls Foun­da­ti­on is chan­ne­ling the ico­nic image of the crumb­ling Ber­lin Wall on the night of 9 Novem­ber 1989 to bring tog­e­ther tho­se who set out to tear down the next walls in sci­ence and society. 

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