ORCA Computing spearheads Quantum multiplexing technology R&D consortium

June 25, 2024
The quantum computing company is focused on fostering the growth of quantum networking and advancing telecommunications.

ORCA Computing, a quantum computing company, is leading a collaborative R&D consortium to develop multiplexing technologies to advance quantum networking for quantum computing and data centers.

ORCA Computing is working in close collaboration with other leading quantum expert companies and organizations, including Toshiba Europe, Bay Photonics, Imperial College London and University College London. Together, they are developing advanced multiplexing and switching technologies for large-scale quantum data transfer, aiming to scale quantum computing to levels necessary for commercial application.

"As with classical networking, quantum networking is essential for transmitting and sharing quantum information. Multiplexing and switching are foundational techniques in the telecommunications industry, enabling ultra-high data transmission rates,” said Bob Sorensen, Senior VP of Research at Hyperion Research.

Leveraging its experience in quantum control of photons, the project sets the stage for what it says is a “significant advancement in quantum networking capabilities, with broad implications for high-performance computing and cloud data centers.”

The company and its partners will have a suite of technologies delivered and operated in tandem: quantum memories, frequency shifters, and spatial switches. This will allow the networking within and between quantum computers to exponentially scale to performance levels necessary for industrial scale quantum computing and networking.

ORCA Computing’s Co-founder and Chief Science Officer, Josh Nunn, will discuss aspects of the project during his presentation, “Networking technologies for effective scaling of quantum computers,” at the Quantum for International Workshop (Q4I Workshop) in Rome, NY, on June 27, 2024.

Josh Nunn, Co-founder and Chief Science Officer at ORCA Computing, said the “anticipated result of this project will be a world-first demonstration of three high-performance quantum communications technologies used together.”

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