Research

Stylized graphic showing lasers, lenses, and computing codingWe’ve figured out the best way to build quantum information processors. Now we’re doing it—and solving real-world problems along the way. And this informs how to make the next generation machines.

The core of our approach will be our Scalable Quantum Computing Laboratory. This will offer programmable, reconfigurable quantum computing capability to engineers, physicists, chemists, mathematicians or anyone with a complex optimization problem that may benefit from a quantum approach. Users will have our quantum computer customized for their research problems, with open access to its guts, in a collaborative atmosphere.

By putting our technology to work right now, we’re figuring out how to improve quantum computing. We’re working with everyone from government agencies to private industry to other universities. Whether it’s modeling particle physics phenomena or optimizing models of the stock market, we’re willing to try it.

The result is a stable, open, academic platform for computer architects and engineers to develop quantum operating systems.

The Technology

We’re able to do this because we’ve taken a unique approach to existing quantum computing systems. While many other quantum information companies use circuits or superconducting currents to store information, we use ion traps and lasers, providing control of the most pristine source of quantum bits: trapped atomic ions.

That approach has already allowed us to offer quantum computational resources for researchers across the world—without the defects from other approaches. We have practical, scalable quantum computer systems built with reconfigurable optical controllers that fit on a single table. We can even run them remotely.

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