UniKLasers secures Innovate UK project as part of quantum technology research drive

Sept. 30, 2020
The company joins a consortium of 14 other industry and academic partners to accelerate the growth of commercialization and collaboration efforts within the British quantum technology community.

Scientific laser instrumentation manufacturer UniKLasers (Edinburgh, Scotland) has secured a £800,000 (over $1 million) project funded by Innovate UK, the National Research and Innovation Agency, to help lead the commercial development of applications based around quantum technology.

UniKLasers joins a consortium of 14 other industry and academic partners to accelerate the growth of commercialization and collaboration efforts within the British quantum technology community. This Innovate UK project, with an overall value of £10 million (over $12.9 million), is called QT Assemble: Integrate Quantum Technology Programme, and is led by Fraunhofer UK Research Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland).  

The program will combine deeper expertise in the design, testing, and manufacturing for quantum technology applications to further understanding on how it could be applied to underpin industries such as financial services, defense and security measures, and medical diagnostics. Other fields, such as magnetic and gravity sensors (where, for example, geological and seismic data can be assessed), will also be an important area of development.  

“Quantum technology is rife with exhilarating opportunities”, says Prof. Fedor Karpushko, founder and CTO at UniKLasers. “This collaboration will enable us to conduct further research on integrating and embedding our DPSS miniaturized laser technology chiefly in areas of research and development around quantum sensors, where the linewidth of the laser emission has the precision to allow cold atoms to move between quantum states.” 

UniKLasers offers all single-frequency wavelengths that the market demands from compact DPSS lasers, and this will be the key component within the Innovate UK program over the 36-month project timescale. 

The Innovate UK-funded QT Assemble: Integrate Quantum Technology Programme began in September 2020 and will last for three years. 

For more information, please visit uniklasers.com

Source: UniKLasers press release  September 29, 2020

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