JILA Fellow and University of Colorado Boulder professor Shuo Sun recently became the science advisor for Boulder-based quantum technology company Icarus Quantum. Since its inception in 2020, Icarus Quantum has focused on developing on-demand single- and entangled-photon generators for the future quantum internet network. As Sun's research focuses on quantum information science using photons (light particles) as a means to transmit information, he will no doubt be a valuable asset to this Colorado start-up.
Icarus Quantum is just one of many quantum technology companies within Colorado, as others include IBM, Quantinuum (previously Honeywell Quantum Systems), ColdQuanta (started by JILA Fellow Dana Anderson), Atom Computing (of which JILA and NIST Fellow Jun Ye advises), Maybell Quantum, and more. These companies, along with quantum research institutes like JILA, NIST, and CU Boulder, illustrate just how much Colorado is growing as a hub for quantum-focused activities.
Written by Kenna Hughes-Castleberry, JILA Science Communicator