TOPTICA TUESDAY: Quantum Technology Applications – From research to market

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Written by Dr. Stephan Ritter (Director Quantum Technology Applications) and Dr. Jürgen Stuhler (Vice President Quantum Technologies) at TOPTICA Photonics AG. Read the full article here.

Lasers shape the world of quantum technologies

Dr. Stephan Ritter (Director Quantum Technology Applications) and Dr. Jürgen Stuhler (Vice President Quantum Technologies)

When quantum theories were first formulated a century ago, who would have guessed how many technological developments originating from quantum physics shape the way we live and interact today? Whether we work on a computer, use our mobile phones, or get a diagnosis based on magnetic resonance imaging, the understanding of quantum mechanics is the basis for all these technologies.

In photonics, the laser and light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are prime examples, with a current market of more than $12 billion for lasers alone. Now, there are new quantum technologies on the horizon, with applications so exciting that researchers and science writers alike are proclaiming a second quantum revolution.

With a large lineup of tunable diode lasers and convenient digital control, TOPTICA Photonics provides a custom solution for quantum technologies requiring lasers: Narrow-linewidth tunable diode lasers, amplified and frequency-doubled laser systems, frequency combs, and wavelength meters enable many quantum technologies.

Parts of this article have been previously issued in “Photonics in Germany 2019,” Consult and PhotonicsViews 3/2019, WILEY-VCH.

Please read the full article here.