Quantum photonics

Preliminary testing of the quantum gravity gradiometer designed by Michael Holynski and colleagues at the University of Birmingham, which has now been shown to locate an underground tunnel with a positional accuracy of 20cm. Credit: Crown Copyright

Underground quantum sensing set to erupt

Susan Curtis explores the new breed of quantum gravimeters finding their way onto the slopes of Mount Etna and into tunnels deep under Birmingham

Canadian start-up Xanadu has built a series of small-scale quantum chips, available in 8- and 12-qubit versions, along with a 24-qubit processor, and a 40-qubit chip now at the fabrication stage. Credit: Xanadu

Quantum computing gets photonics spin

Susan Curtis speaks to start-ups building quantum processors based on the photon

Photonics’ quantum quest

Keely Portway looks at some of the latest developments in quantum science, and what they could mean for the commercial space

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