Photonic Technologies for the Quantum Internet

Press Release /

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT are developing technology for quantum networks of the future. Funded by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the institute is installing hardware of a network node on location, as it is also used in the quantum internet demonstrator of QuTech in Delft in the Netherlands. The hardware will initially serve as a test and development platform, which the scientists want to use to develop new components for networking quantum computers with partners from industry and research on site in Aachen. In the future, the node is to be integrated into a European quantum network. Initial results will be presented at the "World of QUANTUM" trade fair in Munich at the end of June.