TOPTICA Photonics AG
TOPTICA Photonics, founded in 1998 near Munich (Germany), is a privately held laser manufacturing company. 490 people develop, produce and provide high-end laser systems for scientific and industrial applications. Key technologies include tunable single-frequency diode lasers from 190 nm to 4000 nm, Laser Rack Systems, ps and fs pulsed fiber lasers, and frequency combs from 420 nm to 2000 nm. For its important market quantum technologies (QT), TOPTICA is the main supplier of laser systems. In addition, TOPTICA has started research on and the development of QT subsystems and QT systems to push academic research as well as industrial realization of QT application systems and instruments. TOPTICA has a dedicated QT solutions team comprised of 9 quantum physicists, and the R&D department employs more than 100 people, all experts in their respective fields.
Role within PASQuanS 2
Lasers are the basis of most quantum simulation hardware platforms where they are used to prepare, cool, optically pump, trap, and detect atoms & ions, rotate (qubit) spins and tailor spin-spin (2 qubit) interaction. TOPTICA will contribute to the realization of quantum simulator hardware by sharing its expertise on laser technology and frequency/phase-stabilization. TOPTICA will investigate compact solutions of modular fiber-coupled units for offset frequency stabilization or phase locking of a laser with respect to another one including a frequency mode monitoring device to supervise the single frequency mode behavior of a laser.