Core Engineering Capabilities

The NQIT team has made excellent progress in developing the electronics and software required to control our key demonstrations. We are contributing to a global effort in this area, which is on track to deliver a comprehensive system that will scale as the number of ion trap processors in the demonstrator grows larger. At the same time, we have been working with a major test-equipment manufacturer to develop a facility which allows us to verify that the electronics are working correctly.

Photonics is a key technology for NQIT, and we have developed a facility that allows us to write waveguides (‘optical-wires’) and other structures into a wide range of materials ‘on-demand’. This is being used to create experimental photonic devices for both quantum and non-quantum ‘spin-out’ applications.