Realizing Commercially Viable Photonic Quantum Technologies
Quantum leap for Cambridge University spin-out
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+ Nu Quantum was founded in 2018 to develop real-world technology based on research generated over the last decade at the world famous Cavendish Laboratory.
Nu Quantum has created a portfolio of patented and ground-breaking single-photon components fundamental to the realisation of commercially-viable photonic quantum technologies.
+ The premise for the startup, which is currently based at Cavendish, is that in an increasingly digital world we are becoming ever-more reliant on the integrity and resilience of our infrastructure to maintain both our freedom and our safety. Nu Quantum says it is evident that today’s classical cybersystems are vulnerable and that, as we enter the quantum era and strive for absolute privacy, quantum-era technology urgently needs to be employed. Nu Quantum has created a portfolio of patented and ground-breaking single-photon components fundamental to the realisation of commercially-viable photonic quantum technologies.
+ By combining novel materials and semiconductor technology, Nu Quantum’s single-photon components achieve high-performance operation at room temperature. Its proposition encompasses: Source technology – Nanoengineered materials for the generation of light at the quantum level. Detector technology – Nanoengineered materials for the ultra-sensitive detection of light. Encryption key generation – Fundamental algorithms and protocols for the high-rate generation of secure keys. Satellite links – End-to-end free-space quantum encryption links, enabling the secure exchange of cryptographic keys worldwide.
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