Quantum inspire - Qutech's platform for co-development and collaboration in quantum computing

Thorsten Last*, Nodar Samkharadze, Pieter Eendebak, Richard Versluis, Xiao Xue, Amir Sammak, Delphine Brousse, Kelvin Loh, Henk Polinder, Giordano Scappucci, Menno Veldhorst, Lieven Vandersypen, Klára Maturová, Jeremy Veltin, Garrelt Alberts

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The mission of QuTech is to bring quantum technology to industry and society by translating fundamental scientific research into applied research. To this end we are developing Quantum Inspire (QI), a full-stack quantum computer prototype for future co-development and collaborative R&D in quantum computing. A prerelease of this prototype system is already offering the public cloud-based access to QuTech technologies such as a programmable quantum computer simulator (with up to 31 qubits) and tutorials and user background knowledge on quantum information science (www.quantum-inspire.com). Access to a programmable CMOS-compatible Silicon spin qubit-based quantum processor will be provided in the next deployment phase. The first generation of QI's quantum processors consists of a double quantum dot hosted in an in-house grown SiGe/28Si/SiGe heterostructure, and defined with a single layer of Al gates. Here we give an overview of important aspects of the QI full-stack. We illustrate QI's modular system architecture and we will touch on parts of the manufacturing and electrical characterization of its first generation two spin qubit quantum processor unit. We close with a section on QI's qubit calibration framework. The definition of a single qubit Pauli X gate is chosen as concrete example of the matching of an experiment to a component of the circuit model for quantum computation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNovel Patterning Technologies for Semiconductors, MEMS/NEMS and MOEMS 2020
EditorsMartha I. Sanchez, Eric M. Panning
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781510634152
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventNovel Patterning Technologies for Semiconductors, MEMS/NEMS and MOEMS 2020 - San Jose, United States
Duration: 24 Feb 202027 Feb 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceNovel Patterning Technologies for Semiconductors, MEMS/NEMS and MOEMS 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose

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  • CMOS
  • Quantum computer
  • Quantum device manufacturing
  • Spin qubit in silicon


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