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Quantum sensing

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

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.

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


Earth observation

Defense and space

Real-world use cases

Autonomous quantum sensors in space exploration will be invaluable in leveraging extraterrestrial resources for permanent human bases on the Moon and Mars.
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
A rare opportunity for leading transport innovators and quantum computing experts to tackle complex transport network management and congestion problems.
Andrew Constance, Minister for Transport and Roads
Collaboration between experimentalists at University of Sydney and quantum control engineers at Q-CTRL breakthrough result published in Physical Review Letters
Dr. Cornelius Hempel
Chalmers University researchers implemented a logical building block for quantum computing that would otherwise have been impossible using standard methods. 
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! This will be crucial in the development of atomic interferometers to detect dark matter and gravitational waves at currently unexplored frequencies.
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

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