The Quantum Valley Lower Saxony (QVLS) is a joint intiative with founding members Leibniz University Hannover, Technical University Braunschweig, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Albert-Einstein Institute (Max-Planck Society), DLR (German Aerospace Center) and Sartorius AG.
QVLS is endorsed by the Volkswagen Foundation and the Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony.
A major QVLS project that is currently gaining momentum is to build a scalable trapped-ion quantum computer (Q1) for Lower Saxony and Germany. The machine will be based on our patented microtrap fabrication technology and integrated microwave near-field quantum gates. The consortium is proposing to develop integrated optics for laser cooling and detection, integrated detectors, electronics and the further scaling of microfabrication. It will also highlight a few near-term applications of this quantum computer.