The fields of quantum computing and superconducting computing are experiencing tremendous growth and will likely have profound impacts on various technologies and in our everyday lives. However, long before these technologies become reality, years of development is required for the many of essential components. Conceptualization, prototyping, and refinement of these superconducting devices can only be performed at cryogenic temperatures. These are some of the reasons that FormFactor recently acquired High Precision Devices, Inc – a leader in precision cryogenic instruments.

One great example of this technology in action is the video below. Here, Jerome Luine – Principal Scientist and Group Lead for Quantum Sensing and Metrology Research at Northrop Grumman – shares his work on attempting to generate a single photon at a time on demand. This is one of the hardest challenges in quantum information science, and its ramifications could be enormous.

One of the tools he uses in his lab is the HPD RAINIER Model 103 Cryostat, an adiabatic demagnetization refrigerator (ADR). This compact ADR features cool down from 300 K to 4 K in just 15 hours as well as a vibration minimizing design and 250 hours no-load regulation at 100 mK.