Launch of the PhotoQ Project to create scalable photonic quantum computers

A new Danish innovation consortium will create scalable photonic quantum computers

Over the next 4 years, the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Molecular Quantum Solutions (MQS), Kvantify, NKT Photonics, AMCS Group and Aarhus University will be exploring new paths towards the realization of a practically relevant photonic quantum computer with potential applications in logistics and pharma.

The PhotoQ project is supported by Innovationsfonden, and managed by Senior researcher Jonas Neergaard-Nielsen.

“Over the next four years, a new innovation consortium will create a photonic quantum computer. The consortium will develop a new technology platform based on a different technology than the best current quantum processors – and has the potential to beat them.

Today, even the largest supercomputers have problems handling the calculations and large amounts of data it takes to solve complex problems, such as advanced logistics and the development of medicine. Quantum computers may be the solution. However, today’s quantum computers only give us a glimpse of what they are capable of and they are nowhere near reaching their full potential.

The PhotoQ project will take the technology in a whole new direction and pave the way for scalable photonic quantum processors. The project will map how the photonic quantum computer can make a difference in the logistics and pharmaceutical industries. PhotoQ ensures an innovation leap towards the development of a quantum computer that can crush computational problems that classic computers have to spend years on – the so-called “quantum advantage.”

Visit NKT Photonics for more information about the project

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