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Silicon photonics has the potential to revolutionize many industries, such as data processing, quantum computing, and advanced laser systems. Companies worldwide have built small quantum computers with just tens or hundreds of qubits, but those machines have limited commercial value due to qubits’ noisy nature and short coherence time. Quantum Source is delivering quantum computers through photonics, and they’re doing so with the help of Cadence tools.
To unlock the potential of quantum computing, large-scale systems that implement millions of qubits, as well as error correction mechanisms, must be developed. Among all quantum computing technologies that are under development, photonics emerges as the best route to implement large-scale, fault-tolerant, useful quantum computers.
With photonic qubits, it is possible to implement quantum memory fibers, easy to route the qubits through the systems, and present architectures that are designed for scale-up. The challenge with photonics, however, is the implementation of efficient single-photon sources as well as entangling them into small clusters.
Quantum Source has been working closely with Cadence since its early stages as a start-up. Gil Semo, Quantum Source’s co-founder and VP of R&D said, “We're using Virtuoso Layout Suite with CurvyCore [technology] to do the physical layout of the photonic design and PVS for physical verification.” Learn more about how Quantum Source is taking the next step in photonic quantum computing.
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