Qunnect, Inc., a Quantonation portfolio company committed to globalizing Quantum Communications, received a $1.5M Phase-II Small Business Innovation Research award from the US Department of Energy.
Qunnect is developing a device suite to enable ultra-secure, long-distance quantum communications. All products are engineered to operate at room temperature, a critical design requirement for real-world deployment of quantum technologies. The company’s first product, a Quantum Memory device, can store, coherently manipulate, temporally synchronize, and retrieve quantum-states on-demand. The phase-II award supports the development of features to integrate and use these devices on standard telecom fiber bed infrastructure. Through collaborations with Brookhaven National Laboratory and ESnet, Qunnect’s products will be field-tested on fiber networks connecting Brookhaven National Lab to New York City.