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  • Brexit and the Quantum Landscape
    The arrival of Boris Johnson in Downing Street makes a hard Brexit ending more likely. To understand the impact this will have on the science and innovation landscape and quantum technology in particular, we have to look beyond the immediate disruptions and understand how the thinking of the political right ... read more
    Source: Fact Based Insight – prepare for tomorrowJuly 25, 2019
  • Quantum software – over-hyped but underestimated
    The advantages a quantum computer can offer depend on the quantum algorithms it can run and also how easily we can get data in and out of the system. Today’s hardware is still well short of the universal quantum dream and, in truth, the most often discussed benefits are still ... read more
    Source: Fact Based Insight – prepare for tomorrowApril 19, 2019
  • Quantum Outlook 2019
    2018 has seen rising awareness of the future potential of quantum technology. 2019 is set to see quantum computing in particular at the peak of its hype cycle. Fact Based Insight believes that investors should take a wide view of the sector to find value in the short, medium and ... read more
    Source: Fact Based Insight – prepare for tomorrowDecember 17, 2018
Latest News
  • A duality at the heart of Gaussian boson sampling
    Gaussian boson sampling (GBS) is a near-term quantum computation framework that is believed to be classically intractable, but yet rich of potential applications. The post A duality at the heart of Gaussian boson sampling appeared first on Xanadu Quantum Technologies. ... read more
    Source: Xanadu – NewsOctober 9, 2019
  • Towards practical qubit computation using approximate error-correcting grid states
    Encoding a qubit in the continuous degrees of freedom of an oscillator is a significant pursuit of quantum computation. One advantageous way to achieve this is through the Gottesman-Kitaev-Preskill (GKP) grid states, whose symmetries allow for the correction of any small continuous error on the oscillator. The post Towards practical ... read more
    Source: Xanadu – NewsOctober 8, 2019
  • Quantum Natural Gradient
    A quantum generalization of Natural Gradient Descent is presented as part of a general-purpose optimization framework for variational quantum circuits. The post Quantum Natural Gradient appeared first on Xanadu Quantum Technologies. ... read more
    Source: Xanadu – NewsSeptember 4, 2019
  • The Classical Complexity of Gaussian Boson Sampling
    We introduce an exact classical algorithm for simulating Gaussian Boson Sampling (GBS). The complexity of the algorithm is exponential in the number of photons detected, which is itself a random variable. For a fixed number of modes, the complexity is in fact equivalent to that of calculating output probabilities, up ... read more
    Source: Xanadu – NewsAugust 23, 2019
  • BMO Financial Group and Scotiabank Partner with Xanadu on Quantum Computing Speedups for Trading Products
    Xanadu, a leader in photonic quantum computing and advanced artificial intelligence, announced the results of a joint proof-of-concept technology collaboration between the BMO Financial Group and Scotiabank. The post BMO Financial Group and Scotiabank Partner with Xanadu on Quantum Computing Speedups for Trading Products appeared first on Xanadu Quantum Technologies. ... read more
    Source: Xanadu – NewsAugust 21, 2019
  • Xanadu Raises $32M Series A to Bring Photonic Quantum Computing to the Cloud
    The funding accelerates Xanadu’s progress toward the release of its photonic-based quantum cloud computing platform, which will include next generation consumer applications and products not available on competing platforms. The post Xanadu Raises $32M Series A to Bring Photonic Quantum Computing to the Cloud appeared first on Xanadu Quantum Technologies. ... read more
    Source: Xanadu – NewsJuly 1, 2019
  • Toronto startup Xanadu raises $32-million to help build ‘world’s most powerful computer’
    A Toronto startup aiming to build the world’s most powerful computer by harnessing the quantum properties of light has raised $32-million from leading early stage financiers in Canada and the United States. The post Toronto startup Xanadu raises $32-million to help build ‘world’s most powerful computer’ appeared first on Xanadu ... read more
    Source: Xanadu – NewsJuly 1, 2019
  • Point Processes with Gaussian Boson Sampling
    Random point patterns are ubiquitous in nature, and statistical models such as point processes, i.e., algorithms that generate stochastic collections of points, are commonly used to simulate and interpret them. The post Point Processes with Gaussian Boson Sampling appeared first on Xanadu Quantum Technologies. ... read more
    Source: Xanadu – NewsJune 28, 2019
  • Quantum-inspired algorithms in practice
    We study the practical performance of quantum-inspired algorithms for recommendation systems and linear systems of equations. These algorithms were shown to have an exponential asymptotic speedup… The post Quantum-inspired algorithms in practice appeared first on Xanadu Quantum Technologies. ... read more
    Source: Xanadu – NewsJune 6, 2019
  • Quantum-inspired memory-enhanced stochastic algorithms
    Stochastic models are highly relevant tools in science, engineering, and society. Recent work suggests emerging quantum computing technologies can substantially decrease the memory requirements for simulating stochastic models.  The post Quantum-inspired memory-enhanced stochastic algorithms appeared first on Xanadu Quantum Technologies. ... read more
    Source: Xanadu – NewsJune 4, 2019
Project Description

Xanadu designs and integrates quantum silicon photonic chips into existing hardware to create truly full-stack quantum computing.

Instead of using electrons to carry information and perform calculations, we use photons. Unlike electrons, photons are very stable and are almost unaffected by random noise from heat. We use photonic chips to generate, control, and measure photons in ways that enable extremely fast computation.

We work with foundries for chip fabrication, leveraging photonics at its cutting edge with lithographically-written photonic integrated circuits.

Laser light powers our quantum processor chips, traveling and interacting through nano-scale channels.

The fundamental resource for computation -- squeezed light -- is generated on chip and used for calculations intractable for conventional chips.

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