QFoundry

Project title: QFoundry (Quantum Foundry)

Project value: £5,777,425

Project partners: Compound Semiconductor Centre (CSC)Amethyst ResearchBay PhotonicsCompound Semiconductor Applications CatapultCSconnectedCardiff UniversityIntegrated Compound Semiconductors (ICS)IQEMicrochip Technology CaldicotNational Physical Laboratory (NPL)Toshiba EuropeNational Epitaxy FacilityUniversity of CambridgeUniversity of Sheffield

Project summary:
The CSC is leading Quantum Foundry (QFoundry), a three-year, £5.7 million project that is part-funded by the UK Quantum Technologies Challenge, via UK Research and Innovation. The project aims to deliver a national open-access quantum semiconductor device manufacturing facilities and create the foundations for robust, scalable component manufacture in the UK to enable the scaling of a quantum technology system industry. Initial projects for the foundry model include Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) for commercial grade atomic clocks and atomic magnetometers, and single-photon emitters and detectors for quantum communications, computing, imaging and sensing applications.

Applications: 

  • Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) for commercial grade atomic clocks and atomic magnetometers
  • Single-photon emitters and detectors for quantum communications, computing, imaging and sensing applications.

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