The next generation of quantum knowledge
Empowering individuals and organizations to become quantum ready
We support quantum users at every stage - from learning the building blocks to operating our advanced research-grade solutions. We develop tools and systems that enable leading researchers in quantum technology to push the frontiers of the field.
We also empower the community at the very beginning of a quantum professional’s journey with the tools necessary to help anyone learn quantum computing.
We have a dual mission to help newcomers enter the field, and to make every C-Suite executive quantum conversant. Black Opal removes all barriers to understanding how quantum computing can change the world and gives a competitive edge to individuals and organizations.
Michael J. Biercuk, Founder & CEO at Q-CTRL
Solutions for learning
Go from zero background to programming real quantum computers
Learning quantum computing doesn’t have to be difficult. While the majority of available material has been limited or overly technical for newcomers to the field, our interactive learning platform addresses this gap.
Black Opal is an interactive learning platform designed to help anyone learn in quantum computing.
Combining accessible and interactive modules with engaging content and gamified skills development, Black Opal is the perfect entry to the field – from curious students to professional developers.
Black Opal can be used independently or as a companion to formal coursework – on campus, or online.
Solutions for research
Accelerate PhD research
We work with academic teams and PhD students who are leading global efforts to make quantum technology a reality.
We understand that the priority for research students and doctoral candidates is speed – and to focus on the big questions in quantum technology - but unstable hardware, onerous manual tasks, and bug hunting in code inevitably gets in the way.
Our advanced quantum control software Boulder Opal provides everything needed to achieve more - and faster through cutting edge AI for hardware, quantum control tools and libraries, and the world’s most comprehensive and best-performing optimization engine for quantum devices. Onboarding to code execution takes less than five minutes.
We support individual users, small teams, or entire institutions through multi-user site licenses.
Find illumination from algorithms run on quantum processors with automated error suppression
Error is the Achilles heel of quantum computing, blocking the insights quantum algorithm designers and quantum information scientists have been chasing in their work.
Managing errors in quantum hardware has been a specialist’s game; algorithm developers and researchers have been stuck with inferior performance, slowing them down.
We have built Fire Opal to support the next generation of quantum algorithm developers and application specialists.
Fire Opal is an out-of-the-box solution for minimizing error and boosting algorithmic success on quantum computers. It packages a comprehensive suite of best-in-class AI-driven quantum control techniques into a simple tool, letting you suppress errors in hardware and circuit execution with a single command.
Now you can get the most out of cloud quantum computers without any specialized knowledge of error suppression technology, and zero configuration required. Fire Opal enables algorithm researchers to gain better insights from their research efforts, faster.
Get started for free. Simply sign up, install, and run your circuit to experience much better results.
Real-world use cases
Navigational stability improvement.
Gate-level hardware improvement.
Improvement in algorithmic success.
Sensitivity error-source identification during quantum logic.
Reduction in gate duration.
Improvement in gate robustness to amplitude miscalibration.
different noise sources can be suppressed simultaneously with a single optimized robust control pulse for atom interferometry.
Reduction of quantum compute cost
improvement in the likelihood of finding an optimal solution with Fire Opal over the default hardware execution
increase in logical qubit lifetime