Nüvü enters quantum compute effort with partners infleqtion, riverlane

Nüvü Cameras, a developer of ultrasensitive imaging technology, has partnered with quantum computing company Riverlane and quantum technology firm Infleqtion to develop imaging systems to measure qubit states — considered a vital capability to enable quantum computers to scale. The trio have entered into the Scalable Qubit Array Detection for Rydberg Quantum Computers project to improve the readout of the status of the qubits used in these systems.

The project will focus on neutral atom qubits used by Infleqtion’s quantum computing platform. Accurate knowledge of the state of these atoms is crucial for the quantum computer to perform its operations. This requires high detection sensitivity, accurate measurements, and low latency to enable real-time image processing and faster operations.

In an announcement introducing the partnership, Riverlane said that the collaboration takes aim at the quantum computing supply chain in particular, helping Nüvü to develop cameras targeting the next generation of quantum computers. Riverlane will equip its quantum control systems with advanced readout capabilities, and Infleqtion will validate the necessary hardware control layer.

The HNü 240 camera from Nüvü will feature in the Scalable Qubit Array Detection for Rydberg Quantum Computers project to image neutral atom qubits. Courtesy of Nüvü Cameras.

The project is funded jointly by Innovate UK and the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program through the Canada-UK Commercialising Quantum Technology Programme. Innovate UK is investing £4.2 million ($5.3 million) in 11 projects to strengthen collaborative research and development through Canada-U.K. partnerships.