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TRUMPF and SICK to Develop Industrial Quantum Sensor

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DITZINGEN, Germany, Nov. 5, 2020 — A Q.ANT employee tests the quantum sensor’s optical signal. Courtesy of TRUMPF.TRUMPF subsidiary Q.ANT and sensor specialist SICK signed a collaboration agreement for the development of industrial quantum sensors. The signing was preceded by a successful demonstration of what the companies say is the first quantum optical sensor for serial production.

Under the agreement, SICK will be responsible for application development and sale of the product; Q.ANT is to take on production. The first use of the quantum sensors is planned for 2021.


A Q.ANT employee tests the quantum sensor’s optical signal. Courtesy of TRUMPF.


Photonics.com
Nov 2020
GLOSSARY
quantum
Smallest amount into which the energy of a wave can be divided. The quantum is proportional to the frequency of the wave. See photon.
sensor
1. A generic term for detector. 2. A complete optical/mechanical/electronic system that contains some form of radiation detector.
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