The key challenge of superconducting circuits for quantum computation, is the ability to scale qubit numbers whilst maintaining qubit quality and control in order to reach a commercially useful level of processing power. ‘Traditional’ 2D circuits require increasingly intricate engineering to route control wiring across the chip to the qubit. This both degrades the quality of the qubits and increases the chance of costly engineering errors.
Our core innovative technology – the Coaxmon, solves these challenges: it has a three-dimensional architecture that brings key componentry off-chip for vastly increased simplicity, flexibility, engineerability and – crucially – scalability.
In other words, the essence of our innovation is the ability to scale our key technologies without any compromise on quality. It is unique in the world of quantum computers.
The Coaxmon was developed by OQC’s Founder Peter Leek, at the University of Oxford. It is patent protected, exclusively in-licensed to OQC from the University of Oxford, and filed in Europe (EPO), the US, Japan and China.