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Qunnect Unveils R&D Facility and GothamQ Network Research Hub at Brooklyn Navy Yard




Apr 14, 2023, 07:00 ET

BROOKLYN, N.Y., April 14, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Qunnect, an industry leader in quantum-secure networking technology, announces the expansion of its facilities in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The newly constructed 4000 sqft R&D facility and a 1500 sq. ft. Network Research Hub for the GothamQ Network will support Qunnect's networking technology, designed for scalable deployment on existing telecom fiber infrastructure.

"GothamQ is the first network of its kind in the US dedicated to the practical distribution of useful entanglement to perform quantum networking protocols over metropolitan distances," notes Qunnect CEO Noel Goddard. "This network will not only host new forms of secure communication, but it will also support other quantum devices, including computers and sensors. This collection of capabilities will serve as the foundation for the Quantum Internet."

On the occasion of Quantum Day, Qunnect is also very proud to announce the commercial launch of its QU-SOURCE product. QU-SOURCE is the only entanglement source on the market that produces exceptionally pure polarization photon pairs that are readily compatible with telecom fiber and atomic-based quantum devices. A manuscript describing the underlying physics can be viewed here on ArXiv (link)

Qunnect's QU-SOURCEs are installed on the GothamQ network where the company is performing pilots on 34km loops traversing Brooklyn and Queens. These products are supported by another recently launched product, the QU-APC, (link to OFC press release), which corrects for damaging fluctuations in the fiber channels caused by environmental perturbations.

"We are introducing a source capable of generating more than ten million pairs of high fidelity polarization entangled photons with sub-GHz linewidth, high heralding efficiency and bichromatic wavelength to be compatible with telecom fibers and atomic devices," explains Co-Founder and CSO Mehdi Namazi. "Additionally, by leveraging GothamQ, we proved the practicality of distributing these entangled photons over 34km of New York City deployed fibers, while maintaining high rate, high entanglement fidelity, and very high, uninterrupted network uptime."

To learn more about Qunnect's metropolitan grade product suite, please visit: 

About Qunnect

Qunnect innovates and commercializes the core technologies needed for scalable quantum-safe communication. In 2021, the company commercialized the world's first quantum memory. The memory serves as the cornerstone to Qunnect's product suite, offering integrated solutions for Metropolitan-Scale and Long-Distance distribution of entanglement across existing telecommunications infrastructure. The company is headquartered in the Brooklyn Navy Yard where it operates GothamQ, a quantum network spanning across New York City. Qunnect recently announced its Series A financing round led by Airbus Ventures and is grateful for research support from the US Department of Energy, the US Air Force, and Activate Global, sponsored by the DARPA-MTO Innovate Program.