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Quantum sensing

New possibilities in measurement capability and new data to change the future
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Detect the undetectable

Quantum sensors exploit the extreme sensitivity of quantum devices. This emerging application of quantum technology puts this fragility to work by helping you to detect smaller signals from greater distances and unlock new capabilities that were never before possible.

The market is growing rapidly. Now is the time to get ahead of the competition.

Solutions for research

Bring quantum sensors to the field

Our focus on quantum control engineering is essential to extract more useful information from the next generation of quantum sensors and to accelerate their deployment in the field.

Quantum control allows you to overcome imperfections, environmental clutter, and platform noise in order to realize the true potential of your hardware.

Our infrastructure software solutions for quantum sensing expand your system’s performance where it counts - in the field. They are based on the power of Boulder Opal’s validated research tools, integrating autonomy, resilience, and noise rejection directly into your existing hardware and operational software.

Boulder Opal, our quantum control infrastructure software, provides you with everything that you need to turn quantum sensors into viable fielded solutions: Improve sensitivity, build autonomy, and reduce SWaP, all through software.

Solutions for end-users

Leverage data that has never before been accessible

Data is the heart of the modern economy. From underground to outer space, we measure everything around us to build the data streams we need to power the world.

We are creating new data streams for defense, minerals, long-term weather forecasting, and climate monitoring through our software-defined quantum sensing hardware. We go beyond hyperspectral imaging in order to provide continuous long-term mass change and magnetic signature monitoring.

We use quantum control to augment and fundamentally transform the performance of quantum sensors. This results in hardware that outperforms not only conventional designs but also allows user-defined reconfigurability.

Our expert team has built some of the highest-performing quantum sensors in the world to unlock new capabilities for our partners.

Discover how we are enabling the future of autonomous vehicles, powering a new generation of space-exploration missions, and providing a new set of eyes to see the earth with Q-CTRL’s “software-defined” quantum sensors.

Solutions for end-users

Real-world applications

Hardware and data from quantum sensors, powered by quantum control

Real-world use cases

This groundbreaking application of autonomous quantum sensors in space exploration will be invaluable in leveraging extraterrestrial resources to establish permanent human bases on the Moon, Mars and beyond.
Steven Marshall, Premier of South Australia
We used Qiskit Pulse and Q-CTRL’s Boulder Opal to run error-robust quantum gates on a five-qubit IBM Quantum Canary processor delivering better value for users
We could see all trains, busses, ferries, trams and motorways essentially ‘talking to each other’ to find out where customers are and deploy resources where needed.
Andrew Constance, Minister for Transport and Roads
The team at Q-CTRL was able to rapidly develop a professionally engineered machine learning solution that allowed us to make sense from our data and gain real insights into how to improve our hardware.
Dr. Cornelius Hempel
It was really easy to go from code to experiments and it simply worked! We’re now using Q-CTRL pulses that allow us to cut the time of our gates by eight times.
Marina Kudra, PhD student at Chalmers
Q-CTRL’s work has the potential to significantly improve algorithmic performance and hardware stability in quantum processors.
Alex Hill, Rigetti
The breadth and flexibility of Boulder Opal allowed us to create our own optimization scenario and obtain pulses robust to the five most relevant experimental noise sources at the same time!
Zilin Chen, Postdoc at Northwestern University
We wanted to challenge Fire Opal’s capabilities by running a quite complex, unoptimized circuit. The results were extremely promising. The only comparable results we’ve seen have come from hardware that is currently too expensive to run extensive tests on.
Dr. Valtteri Lahtinen, Chief Scientific Officer & Co-Founder at Quanscient
Optimally routing 120 convoys can take more than a month of classical computation. The Australian Army is evaluating the potential of quantum computing to provide improvements; however, it’s been difficult to validate the feasibility of a quantum solution due to hardware noise. With Fire Opal, an algorithmic enhancement software, we are able to achieve results on quantum computers that build confidence in our quantum roadmap.
Marcus Doherty, Army Research Officer, SO1 Quantum Technologies, Australian Army
Given the complexity of the physics at play, being able to perform closed-loop optimization of a few physically motivated parameters of the quantum error correction protocol with Boulder Opal is very valuable to us.
Dany Lachance-Quirion, VP Quantum Hardware

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