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Programmable atomic Large-Scale Quantum Simulation 2.1


Menlo Systems GmbH is a spin-off of the Max-Planck-Institute for quantum optics founded in 2001 and the current world market leader for commercial optical frequency comb solutions for highest-precision applications. This market position is based on two decades of research and development efforts dedicated to the full value chain of optical frequency combs, including mode-locked fiber lasers and frequency conversion modules, optical reference systems, as well as stabilization electronics and broadband rack-based solutions for quantum applications.

The company currently dedicates more than 50 employees to its R&D activities and has shown its development expertise by participating in a multitude of collaborative national and international research projects including partners from both academia and industry, with topics ranging from optical clocks and quantum computing to industrial, medical and aerospace applications. The participation in such collaborative R&D projects form the foundation of Menlo’s product palette, driving its innovative product lines and enabling the company’s products to meet the highest standards in quality and reliability.

Role within PASQuanS 2

In PASQuanS2.1, Menlo Systems will provide the use of its several fully-equipped optical and electronic laboratories at its headquarters in Martinsried for the R&D activities carried out in the PASQuanS2.1 project. This infrastructure includes state-of-the-art reference optical frequency combs and ultrastable laser systems, as well as CW-lasers at various wavelengths. Further, both commercial and custom-made measurement devices for the measurement of phase and amplitude noise, as well as frequency stability at various optical and microwave carrier frequencies are available.

In the consortium, Menlo Systems will develop a nonlinear frequency conversion unit for the generation of light around 1 μm wavelength. This unit can be used to lock and qualify lasers that are used to drive the Rydberg array platform, which is key to improving the coherence in all-qubit manipulation operations.

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Dr. Ronald Holzwarth, Managing Director
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Daniel Fersch, Project Manager