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Programmable atomic Large-Scale Quantum Simulation 2.1


PASQAL is a spin-out from Institut d’Optique in Palaiseau (France) one of the leading Quantum Research Centers in the world. The company has built and federates a team of world-class experts, including PhD-holders trained by leading quantum scientists – such as Physics Nobel Prize Alain Aspect. PASQAL developed the first large-scale neutral atom Quantum Processing Units (QPUs). Neutral atom technology is the most promising approach for building commercial-grade quantum computers. Further, PASQAL’s technology has unique simulation capabilities. Itallows to create digital twins of quantum systems and perform detailed and controlled simulations. Phenomena beyond the capabilities of classical computers have already been simulated by our scientific team using this tool.

Role within PASQuanS 2

Our institution plays a role in multiple working packages within the consortium, focusing on advancing various aspects of quantum computing. On the hardware front, our primary endeavor involves scaling up our neutral atom quantum processors, pushing towards the milestone of exceeding 1,000 sorted atoms within the optical tweezers array. Concurrently, we are working on developing a digital twin of our system, encompassing both small-scale and large-scale models. Additionally, we are implementing a user-friendly cloud interface to facilitate access to our quantum processors. In this project, our core objective is to devise encoding schemes specifically tailored for the Rydberg platform while identifying key areas where we can gain a competitive advantage. By harnessing the power of many-body strongly interacting quantum systems, we aim to showcase efficient hardware implementations of real-world problems on NISQ devices.

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