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Founded: 2003

Northwestern Inventor:
Prem Kumar
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

NUCrypt focuses on the commercialization of emerging technologies that span the interface between photonic, electronic, and quantum optics. An example of NuCrypt's multi-faceted technologies is the AlphaEta™ noise-based encryption system. This system allows for unparalleled security by enhancing the best state-of-the-art encryption technology with added noise of quantum origin. AlphaEta™ combines advanced communications technology with quantum optics, classical cryptography, and high-speed electronic signal processing. Additionally, NuCrypt's recent product introductions include: entangled-photon source, correlated photon detection system, and quantum entanglement analysis systems.

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