In 2018, Zurich Instruments joined the OpenSuperQ Project, which is part of the Quantum Flagship – one of the largest and most ambitious research initiatives of the European Union. OpenSuperQ aims at designing, building, and operating a quantum information processing system of up to 100 qubits and to sustainably make it available at a central site for external users. Zurich Instruments is responsible for the full stack of room-temperature electronics as well as for the control and measurement software of the multi-qubit system.
We design and manufacture hardware and software components for real-time quantum processor control and readout with low-latency feedback and increased scalability. We collaborate closely with our partners, among whom are Prof. Frank Wilhelm-Mauch at Saarland University, Prof. Andreas Wallraff at ETH Zurich, Prof. David DiVincenzo at Forschungszentrum Jülich, and Dr. Jonas Bylander at Chalmers University of Technology.
To learn more about the approach taken by OpenSuperQ visit this page, and watch this video to see how each partner contributes to the project.
Zurich Instruments is the industry partner in the SuperQuLAN project, which receives funding by the FET Open initiative from the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme. The goal of this project is to implement a quantum local area network (QuLAN) where the nodes are superconducting qubits in spatially separated refrigerators and the connections are given by cryogenic transmission lines. This outcome would correspond to a crucial shift from intra- to inter-fridge quantum communication, thus supporting the realisation of the first quantum computing clusters based on superconducting qubits.
The consortium includes experts in the fields of superconducting circuits, nanophotonics and quantum information theory; we look forward to close collaborations with all our partners, who include Prof. Peter Rabl at TU Wien and Prof. Ignacio Cirac at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics.
For an overview of the project visit this page.