Quantum computer

Quantum computation with atomic ions

Quantum computers have the potential to solve computational problems that are currently intractable for classical computers. The underlying technology is rapidly maturing, leading to the emergence of real-life scientific and industrial applications.

Our mission is to develop and operate scalable quantum information processing platforms using trapped atomic ions. Our goal is to push the boundaries in terms of qubit count and gate fidelities, while also focusing on creating robust and fully automated platforms. These platforms will be accessible to external users from the scientific and industrial communities, who can utilize them through common quantum programming frameworks.

Using on-site facilities and in collaboration with external partners, we design and manufacture the key hardware components required for robust and scalable quantum computing. This includes state-of-the-art microchip ion traps, compact laser control units, micro-optical components, tailored control electronics, and advanced FPGA firmware for parallel real-time control of qubit registers.

At the application layer, we work closely with renowned experts from scientific and industry. Together, we explore the use of our platforms in areas such as quantum chemistry, high energy physics, and benchmarking methods for quantum error correction.



The iQuan project, funded by the German Ministry of Science and Education, aims to build a trapped-ion quantum computer using domestically sourced components. System integration efforts for this project are taking place at the University of Mainz.



Within ATIQ, we are part of a large-scale collaboration with many academic and industrial partners from all across Germany, with the aim of setting up reliable demonstrator platforms for trapped-ion quantum



The MILLENION project is funded within the European Quantum Flagship initiative. With european and academic partners, led by the University of Innsbruck, we aim at pushing the scalability of trapped-ion quantum processors.

The Land Rheinland-Pfalz is funding networking and internsships via QUIP.

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Sahory Andrea Canseco Jiménez
Hassan Hatoum
Christian Melzer
Diego Olvera Millán
Dario Moreira
Alexander Müller
Jan Müller
Maximilian Orth
Helin Özel
Alexander Stahl
Robin Strohmaier
Janis Wagner
Daniel Wessel
Dr. Felix Stopp
Dr. Jonas Vogel
Dr. Daniel Pijn
Dr. Janine Hilder
Dr. Björn Lekitsch
Dr. Ulrich Poschinger
Prof. Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler