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Quantum Technology

Quantum technology has the potential to transform our world, from developing lifesaving medicines, to improving cybersecurity, transporting humans more efficiently, and finding solutions for the world’s greatest challenges, such as climate change. When it comes to building a better future, progress happens in the quantum space.

Enabling the Future of Quantum Technology

Every day, developments in quantum technology bring us towards the next wave of technological leaps that will transform our daily lives. The scientific advances made through controlling quantum behavior hold the potential to revolutionize communications, medicine, navigation, and our understanding of the universe.

At Bluefors, we enable the future of quantum technology with our essential cryogenic solutions for quantum research. Our dilution refrigerators are the global benchmark for the ultra-low temperature cooling systems needed in quantum applications. Whether it’s quantum computers, quantum communications, quantum sensors, or another quantum technology, we are dedicated to supporting your work in transforming the world.

Quantum Computing

Quantum computing will have a huge impact on our future. Drawing on the unique qualities of quantum bits (e.g., superposition and entanglement), quantum computers are capable of handling exponentially more computations compared to classical supercomputers. This computational power opens up the possibility of finding solutions to some of the greatest problems we face in the world today.

There are many different approaches to quantum computing, characterized by the qubit modalities used. Quantum computers utilizing superconducting circuits are one of the most common. This approach requires temperatures near absolute zero, and this environment is precisely what Bluefors dilution refrigerator measurement systems provide.

Other modalities, such as spin qubits, trapped ions, or photonic quantum computing, while operating at higher temperatures, still require cryogenics for specific parts of the systems that need cooling. For these purposes, besides our DR systems, we offer 1K Systems, 4K Systems, Pulse Tube Cryocoolers, and Cold Helium Circulation Systems.

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Quantum Technology

In addition to quantum computing, our systems are used in the development of other quantum technologies.

Quantum sensing, for example, provides more accurate sensors and measurements than current signal technology allows. Quantum sensors are used in applications such as atomic clocks, imaging, or navigation systems. Trapped ions, spin-qubit systems, and nitrogen-vacancy centers are some modalities employed.

Another field of research is quantum communication. Quantum key distribution uses the quantum properties of photons to provide complex encryption, opening the possibility for significantly enhanced telecommunication security.

These are just a couple examples of the different possibilities provided by quantum technologies.

Quantum Matter

Quantum matter refers to materials which need to be described by quantum mechanics because they don’t behave according to laws of classical physics. Superconductors and topological materials are some examples of these materials.

Quantum matter research fuels the development of quantum technologies. The development of new forms of matter with never-before-seen properties opens up new pathways for all kinds of research and development in other quantum technology fields.

Large-scale Quantum Computing

Quantum computing is rapidly developing into systems with qubit counts measured in the thousands. This creates new challenges for cryogenic measurement systems, as these must also be scaled up to meet the increased cooling demands.

Another area of focused interest is the integration of quantum computers with classical supercomputers. High-performance data centers across the world seek to integrate quantum computers to expand their computational capabilities.

At Bluefors we offer cooling and measurement infrastructure solutions for these large-scale systems. Our KIDE Cryogenic Platform is a state-of-the-art system that supports over 1 000 qubits, and we are constantly developing new solutions to support quantum computing roadmaps.



High Throughput Characterization of Quantum Devices

When you need to speed up and scale up quantum device characterization, generic cryogenic chambers run into limitations. For volume probing, systems optimized for high throughput characterization are necessary.

Our Cryogenic Wafer Prober makes volume probing with up to 300 mm wafers possible at below 2 K temperatures. The system can also be operated automatically, speeding up the development of cryogenic quantum devices, electronics, and detectors



Remote Cooling for Vibration-sensitive Applications

Cryomech Cold Helium Circulation Systems (CHCS) are the perfect solution for remotely cooling experiments and applications where results are highly sensitive to vibration.

With methods based on trapped ions, our CHCS is used to cool lasers and laser housings. The CHCS can also be used for various other quantum applications.


Service-based Quantum R&D for Startups and Research Groups

Starting your own lab is a huge financial investment, and takes a lot of time to get up to speed. To make quantum R&D more accessible, we’ve created a service-based model with Bluefors Lab.

At Bluefors Lab, you can test quantum hardware and software, or carry out research and experiments to prove your work without the need to invest in your own system.

Startups, research groups, and other organizations can use our industry-leading technology easily and flexibly.



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