esearchers attempting to build the next generation of quantum computers are pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved with current experimental technologies. One of the challenges is testing the behaviour of a complex quantum system when it is sealed inside a cryogenic system cooled close to absolute zero. Not only does it make it difficult to assemble, adjust and maintain the components and wiring needed for each experiment, but it can also place practical limits on the size of the quantum system that can be measured.
Finnish company Bluefors has dedicated itself to making life easier for researchers working with such complex experimental systems. Founded in 2008 by two low-temperature physicists, Rob Blaauwgeers and Pieter Vorselman, the company has perfected a series of cryogenic systems that combine high performance with reliability and ease-of-use.