The Quantum Microscope

At Onnes Technologies we work on cryogenic instruments towards single-spin resolution quantum microscopy. We developed and launched a cryogenic nanopositioner based on a novel CRYO-WALKING technology as a first, essential component for Quantum Sensing based microscopes. We believe that the application of novel quantum sensors will be a gamechanger for many challenges that we face today.

arQtika LCW X1

Piezo-based cryogenic nanopositioner for low temperature environments

We offer a cryogenic nanopositioner that is extremely reliable and dissipates extraordinary little heat. Therefore arQtika enables thermal stability during long range, accurate positioning and as such eliminates the need for additional piezo scanner components.

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The next step in cryo-positioning

The benefits of CRYO-WALKING technology

Our cryo-walking technology is a novel alternative to the conventional slip-stick technique. Instead of relying on the difference of static and dynamic friction, cryo-walking is based on making and breaking mechanical connection. This allows to inherently solve a lot of the cryogenic nanopositioning limitations encountered in low temperature physics.

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Low Temperature Microscopy
We offer a nanopositioner that is extremely reliable and dissipates extraordinarily little heat. Our unique drive technology has other advantages, such as high driving
Quantum Optics
Aligning optical fibers and objectives at Kelvin temperatures for Quantum Optics experiments often require low drift and reliable position sensing. Well controlled positioning with an integrated capacitance-based sensor open the path towards complete automation of experiments.
CDMS Detectors
Low Temperature Detectors are used for in-space applications. The robust and stiff design of arQtika offer a platform for detector calibration that is launchable into space.

Meet the team

Onnes Technologies is a spinoff company of the Leiden University. The team of Onnes combines an exciting combination of low temperature physics and engineering expertise. A combination for which Leiden has been known for decades and reflects in our work.

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