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Quantum Microwaves Communication and Sensing - One of 20 projects funded in the first call of the European Quantum Technology Flagship Program. 

Oxford Instruments is a key partner supporting the development of a quantum microwave local area network over a distance of several metres. This architecture will enable quantum communication protocols such as teleportation between two superconducting quantum nodes. This approach has future applications for distributed quantum computing and radar-style quantum sensing with microwaves.​​

The main task of QMiCS is to explore the potential of non-classical propagating microwaves, whose behaviour is controlled by the laws of quantum mechanics, for future applications and commercial exploitation. 

Oxford instruments provided the cryogenic hardware for this project; a 6.6 m cryogenic link, with intermediate Cold Network Node (CNN), to connect two dilution refrigerators together at millikelvin temperatures. The CNN can provide future connections to other dilution refrigerators.

For more information see the project website

Click here to read the press release. 

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