Qunnect LLC is a spin-off venture from the Quantum Information Technology group at Stony Brook University that focuses on advancing efficient long-distance room-temperature quantum cryptography solutions designed to prevent hacking. Qunnect is engineering novel quantum devices that leverage quantum entanglement to enable future information networks and quantum computing using photons to communicate and atoms to store and process quantum information.
Qunnect LLC was formed by a team of researchers at Stony Brook University’s Quantum Information Technology Laboratory (QIT, Department of Physics & Astronomy). Qunnect has exclusive license to QIT’s cutting edge technology through the Research Foundation for SUNY. Qunnect aims to be at the forefront of a historic transformation of the communications and computing industries. Our technology uses light-matter interfaces at room-temperatures to securely store and transfer information. As hacking into communication networks is an ever-increasing threat for companies and institutions, Qunnect’s goal is to develop hyper-secure long-distance communication networks with advantages such as fast and highly accurate cyber-threat detection capabilities. We have developed several portable modular technologies needed to build a fully protected quantum cryptographic network. The key devices are portable atomic quantum memories and quantum entanglement photon sources. Networking these devices will extend the QC transmission distance geometrically beyond current limits.
Qunnect’s current efforts are supported by Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from Department of Energy (DoE) and National Science Foundation (NSF) through multiple grants including I-Corps Award.