Quantum Internet Alliance
TOPTICA Photonics, founded in 1998 near Munich (Germany), is a privately held laser manufacturing company. More than 450 people develop, produce and provide high-end laser systems for scientific and industrial applications.
Laser systems with highest precision, reliability and longevity
Key technologies comprise tunable single frequency diode lasers from 190 nm to 4000 nm, Laser Rack Systems, ps and fs pulsed fiber lasers, frequency combs from 420 nm to 2000 nm, multi-color laser engines, THz systems, and high-power laser diodes & semiconductor optical amplifiers.
Lasers for quantum technologies
For its important market quantum technologies (QT), TOPTICA is the main supplier of laser systems. In addition, TOPTICA has started research on and the development of QT subsystems and QT systems to push academic research as well as industrial realization of QT application systems and instruments. TOPTICA has a dedicated QT application team comprised of 9 quantum physicists, and the R&D department employs more than 100 people, all experts in their respective fields.
Enabling quantum networks
TOPTICA employs specialists in laser technology, optics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and software engineering and is therefore optimally prepared for the development of dedicated laser sources and complete laser solutions for applications in quantum networks. The background of TOPTICA experts covers all areas of quantum technologies. To name the ones most relevant for QIA, this includes quantum communication, quantum repeaters, quantum memories, non-classical photon sources, light-matter interfaces, ion and atom cooling, frequency conversion, and high-finesse optical cavities.
Close interaction of TOPTICA’s experts with the other QIA partners will guarantee that TOPTICA’s technology developments will meet all requirements of the envisioned applications. TOPTICA has demonstrated in the past how one can successfully transfer scientific achievements into products, will continue to do so and is willing to share its experience with partners. This includes all aspects of innovation and business-related topics.