From gases and liquids to powders, quantum sensors from the TRUMPF startup Q.ANT make it possible to measure particles in ways that are not possible with traditional technology. The technological heart of these sensors is a special light beam that generates targeted quantum effects. The sensors are the first product from a company that has set its sights high for the future. We are at a turning point in this decade as quantum technology leaves the research labs and arrives in industry. It is only a matter of time before quantum technologies become the industry standard in sensor technology, data communication and data processing.
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The quantum sensor in detail
1. Laser driver
generates the laser beam.
2. Optical fibre
guides the laser beam.
3. Linear light waves
meet on the optics.
focus the laser beam and convert the incoming linear light waves into entangled waves.
5. Non-linear light
radiates to the measuring cell.
6. Measuring cell,
in which the particles flow as gas, fluid or powder through a translucent tube.
converts the entangled light waves back into linear light waves.
8. Measuring output,
from which the light measurement data is played out in software that uses it to generate information regarding the measured items.