(IQT) Inside Quantum Technology believes quantum repeaters will be a critical enabling technology for quantum networking in the not-too-distant future. We think that the advent of commercial quantum repeater products will transform the market in much the same way that optical amplifiers transformed the telecommunications business in the 1980s.
IQT will soon be releasing our new report on quantum repeaters “Quantum Repeaters: A Market and Technology Appraisal.” This new report provides a roadmap for quantum repeater products from laboratory proof-of-concept to technically sound and economically viable products. The report also contains 10-year forecasts for quantum repeaters in volume and value terms. Three potential market scenarios for quantum repeaters (low growth, medium growth, and high growth) are explored with the economic and market opportunities and implications of each possible growth path indicated for each scenario.
This newest report from Inside Quantum Technology:
–Reviews the current status of quantum repeaters and provides an analysis of where this technology is headed both technologically and commercially.
–Offers the reader an analysis of the leading quantum repeater product strategies and our assessment of their likelihood of success in the global market. Work in the area of quantum repeaters is accelerating at major firms such as NTT, Raytheon BBN, Toshiba, Corning, and many others.
–Includes strategic profiles of all of the leading research groups, regional consortiums, and industrial firms involved with developing quantum repeater systems and components.
–Shows how quantum repeaters will fit into quantum networks and how quantum repeater projects will be financed.
–Discusses material and architectural choices for quantum repeaters. Quantum repeater materials research has been focused on rare earth ion-doped solids, diamond color centers, crystalline solids, and alkali metal vapors and molecules.
The applications for high-data rate long-haul quantum networks are only just emerging. There are multiple schemes for how to build quantum repeaters, none of which are yet proven. When there is a breakthrough in quantum repeater design and commercialization, quantum networking will take a great leap forward. At the same time, a fully commercialized quantum repeater, because of its inherent value to quantum networking, could itself generate a substantial market. Without quantum repeaters, there is no solution to maintaining quantum states over fiber optic cable at distances more than approximately 100 km.

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