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Quantum Network Technologies

memQ is a pre-seed stage startup based in Chicago developing quantum networking technology. Our approach uses quantum memory to create an asynchronous optical interconnect. We use erbium ions as qubits, integrated directly onto the silicon photonics platform. On top of this we're building the capability to generate, store, and distribute quantum information across the existing C-band telecom infrastructure. By utilizing the same infrastructure that is used for data transfer today, our quantum technology aims to enhance new capabilities enabled by entanglement. This includes the capability to create quantum sensor networks and connecting quantum computer modules to enable real-world use cases. 

Why Rare Earth qubits?

Exceptional Coherence

Stores quantum information for longer periods

Telecom Emission

Compatible with fiber optic communication infrastructure

Noise Resilience

Rare earths are protected by the intrinsic electronic structure 

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