AQT is providing ion-trap based quantum technologies, ranging from rack-mounted modules such as ion-traps and laser stabilisation solutions, to entire quantum computers. The quantum computers can also be accessed via the cloud and support numerous quantum software development kits.
Here, AQT routinely works with 10 to 20 qubits at a fault-tolerant level and has realized several applications ranging from chemistry calculations to portfolio-optimisation. Within QIA the idea is to support the quantum networking activities to design and realize deployable ion-photon interfaces that connect photons with trapped ions. The interface shall be compatible with the existing quantum computing solutions offered by AQT, and thus set the stage for future ‘quantum network cards’ that can be readily used in our rack-based quantum computers. The vision is to realize the enabling technologies to set up clusters of quantum computers, both within data-centers as well as at a distance. This work will be carried out in close collaboration with Prof. Tracy Northup and Prof. Ben Lanyon at the University of Innsbruck.