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Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology Joins Quantum Foundry at UCSB

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Aug. 10, 2020 — Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology Ltd. has joined its parent company, Oxford Instruments plc, as an industry partner of the Quantum Foundry at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). The foundry, which is the first of its kind in the nation, was founded through the National Science Foundation’s Q-AMASE-i initiative last year to develop materials and interfaces to host the coherent quantum states needed to power quantum-based electronics.
Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology ihas joined the Quantum Foundry at UCSB to further develop its quantum technology solutions. Courtesy of Oxford Instrument Plasma Technology.
Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology has joined the Quantum Foundry at UCSB to further develop its quantum technology solutions. Courtesy of Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology.
Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology develops nanofabrication solutions used in the manufacture of quantum device platforms, including superconducting qubits diamond nitrogen vacancy (NV) centers, and integrated photonics-based qubits.


Published: August 2020
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quantum
The term quantum refers to the fundamental unit or discrete amount of a physical quantity involved in interactions at the atomic and subatomic scales. It originates from quantum theory, a branch of physics that emerged in the early 20th century to explain phenomena observed on very small scales, where classical physics fails to provide accurate explanations. In the context of quantum theory, several key concepts are associated with the term quantum: Quantum mechanics: This is the branch of...
qubit
A qubit, short for quantum bit, is the fundamental unit of information in quantum computing and quantum information processing. Unlike classical bits, which can exist in one of two states (0 or 1), qubits can exist in multiple states simultaneously, thanks to a quantum property known as superposition. This unique feature enables quantum computers to perform certain types of calculations much more efficiently than classical computers. Key characteristics of qubits include: Superposition: A...
nano
An SI prefix meaning one billionth (10-9). Nano can also be used to indicate the study of atoms, molecules and other structures and particles on the nanometer scale. Nano-optics (also referred to as nanophotonics), for example, is the study of how light and light-matter interactions behave on the nanometer scale. See nanophotonics.
integrated photonics
Integrated photonics is a field of study and technology that involves the integration of optical components, such as lasers, modulators, detectors, and waveguides, on a single chip or substrate. The goal of integrated photonics is to miniaturize and consolidate optical elements in a manner similar to the integration of electronic components on a microchip in traditional integrated circuits. Key aspects of integrated photonics include: Miniaturization: Integrated photonics aims to...
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