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Meet the Lock-in Amplifiers that measure microwaves.

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Accelerate Your Innovation in Quantum Computing
Meet the SHFPPC Parametric Pump Controller, the first integrated solution for controlling parametric amplifiers

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QCCS Quantum Computing Control System
Find out how the components of the second generation of the QCCS play together to generate value in quantum computing.

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Principles of Boxcar Averaging
Learn about the working principle, measurement parameters, and spectral response of a boxcar averager.

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By enabling efficient control of light with sub-wavelength sized resonators, Cristina Benea-Chelmus from EPFL and the Capasso Group from Harvard University take a major step towards free-space photonic technologies at gigahertz speeds.

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Quantum Computing Systems

Quantum Computing Systems

  • Compact and scalable to more than 100 qubits
  • Productivity-boosting LabOne® software
  • Low noise, high resolution and large bandwidth
  • Fast and flexible quantum feedback

Lock-in Amplifiers

Lock-in Amplifiers

  • Instruments from DC to 8.5 GHz
  • Low input noise, high dynamic reserve
  • Tools including boxcar, PID, scope and FFT

Impedance Analyzers

Impedance Analyzers

  • 1 mHz to 5 MHz, 1 mΩ to 1 TΩ
  • Measure fast and accurately
  • Ideal fit for DLTS, MEMS and ESR & ESL measurements

All Instruments Powered by LabOne

LabOne Overview

LabOne® is the instrument control software enabling efficient
workflows for simple and complex experiments thanks to:

  • A browser-based user interface with support for
    common programming languages
  • Time- and frequency-domain data analysis supported by
    advanced signal processing tools
  • Multi-channel signal acquisition across multiple
    instruments in real time

Discover LabOne

Featured Interview

Andreas Pauly

« Along with its lock-in amplifiers and impedance analyzers, Zurich Instruments offers brilliant solutions for controlling and measuring quantum processors and is a strong node in the network of actors leading this field. »

Andreas Pauly - Executive Vice President of the Test and Measurement Division at Rohde & Schwarz

Customer Interview

Heng Shen

« The HF2LI outperformed the other instrument in terms of crosstalk suppression from high-order harmonics. »

Heng Shen - Principal investigator in the State Key Laboratory of Quantum Optics and Quantum Optics Devices at Shanxi University. He works on quantum simulation and computing with trapped ions and cold atoms.

Customer Interview

Natalia Ares Group

« We used our UHFLIs to detect coherent nanomechanical oscillations driven by single-electron tunneling in a suspended carbon nanotube. »

Natalia Ares (standing in the center) - Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Materials Department at the University of Oxford. She leads a group researching quantum behaviour in nanoscale devices.

Customer Interview

George Nelson

« The MFIA replaces three of the components found in a traditional DLTS system. »

George Nelson - Postdoctoral fellow at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). His work focuses on III-V solar cells for the satellite industry.

Customer Interview

Prof. Christoph Stampfer, RWTH Aachen

« Recently, my group acquired an AWG from Zurich Instruments to help us understand the physics of potential spin and valley qubits in bilayer graphene. »

Christoph Stampfer - Head of the quantum device and 2D materials group at RWTH Aachen University. His research focusses on graphene and related 2D materials as well as on quantum transport and applications to quantum technologies.

Customer Interview

Prof. Jérôme Faist

« With the current and voltage inputs, the MFLI is ideally suited to transport measurements. »

Jérôme Faist - Head of the Quantum Electronics Institute at ETH Zurich. Jérôme played a central role in the invention of the quantum cascade laser.

Customer Interview

Ying He

« The MFLI is far more than a lock-in amplifier – the test and measurement tools that come with it are game changers. »

Ying He - PhD student at the National Key Laboratory on Tunable Laser Technology of the Harbin Institute of Technology in China. He researches novel trace gas detection techniques.

Customer Interview

Behraad Bahreini

« I like high-performance instrumentation that provides the flexibility to go beyond the original application. »

Behraad Bahreyni - Head of the Intelligent Sensing Laboratory at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.

Customer Interview

Qi Chen

« The LabOne graphical user interface of the HF2LI makes it easier for my students to understand the whole process of signal processing. »

Qi Chen - Works at the Suzhou Institute of Nanotechnology and Nano-Bionics (SINANO) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research focuses on scanning probe microscopy for energy nanodevices.

Customer Interview

David Albertini

« What is clear is that for modes such as dual-frequency resonance tracking PFM, the HF2LI is precise, is characterized by very low noise and gives maximum performance. »

David Albertini - Research engineer at the Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon (INL) and the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) Lyon.

Employee Interview

Paolo Navaretti

« That’s when I realised that this company cares about customers, and that its values are aligned with my own. »

Paolo Navaretti - Application Scientist heading the Lock-in Amplifiers team and Product Manager for the SHFQA Quantum Analyzer

Employee Interview

Dragan Lesic

« I find it rewarding when I recognize issues that users are experiencing and can solve them thanks to the latest browser technology. »

Dragan Lesic - Senior Software Engineer responsible for front-end development of the LabOne UI

Employee Interview

Florian Haupt

« It is rewarding to know that our products enable physics research and that the limitations I suffered from have been largely removed thanks to the design of our lock-in amplifiers. »

Florian Haupt - Hardware Design Engineer with a focus on RF technology

Employee Interview

Marjorie Sombray

« When I looked at the website and read the company’s values, I knew that I wanted to work for this company, even if I had no scientific background. »

Marjorie Sombray - Event Organizer and main point of contact for sales team representatives attending shows and conferences

Employee Interview

Chunyan Shi

« As an application scientist, I see myself as a bridge between customers and developers. »

Chunyan Shi - Application Scientist focused on providing instrument solutions for customers in the area of quantum technologies

Employee Interview

Ron Alexander

« Having access to experts in the field was a valuable resource during my career as a scientist, so I get to be that reference for our customers now. »

Ron Alexander - Member of the US Sales team, providing a first line of contact for customers and excellent technical support


Quantum Technologies

Optics & Photonics

Impedance Measurements

Scanning Probe Microscopy

Nanotechnology & Materials Science


This research field continually brings new challenges to those who work to build a useful quantum computer or a secure real-world quantum network. Whether you work with superconducting or spin qubits, we provide hardware and software to control and address your system as it scales up to larger sizes.

Measurement techniques in optics and photonics offer powerful strategies to study physical systems over different length and time scales. Our lock-in amplifiers, phase-locked loops, boxcar averagers and their rich feature sets are designed to keep your setup simple, save time, and lead to high-quality data acquisitions.

Characterizing the impedance of new materials or devices requires an instrument capable of measuring impedance precisely, quickly and over a wide frequency range. We offer measurement capabilities that cover four main areas: sensor characterization, dielectrics, semiconductor characterization, and bioimpedance.

With a focus on instrumentation challenges in scanning probe microscopy, we help you perform time- and frequency-domain data analysis to capture and control complex tip-sample interactions with a range of modes and integration possibilities that adapt to your needs.

Our lock-in amplifiers and field-upgradeable options enable you to study material properties at a small scale thanks to fast and low-noise data acquisitions and functionalities that include simultaneous static and dynamic measurements.

To characterize and control sensors that respond to changing environments, we provide a toolset for time- and frequency-domain measurements and feedback control loops within a single instrument.

Meet us at

Quantum Industry Day in Switzerland

Zurich, Switzerland
October 4
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242nd ECS Meeting

Atlanta, GA, USA
October 9 - 13
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µTAS 2022

Hangzhou, China
October 23 - 27
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Inside Quantum Technology

New York City, NY, USA
October 25 - 27
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