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Photonic Integrated Compound Quantum Encoding

Objective

"Quantum information was born from the merging of information science and quantum physics. Its main objective consists of harnessing the quantum nature of information and learning how to process it by using physical systems operating according quantum mechanics laws. Being supported by numerous proofs-of-principle, the field is now ready to proceed to move to the next level of applications, where several quantum bits are interfaced. This includes quantum simulation, quantum chemistry, to quantum cryptography and quantum sensing. For this purpose, integrated photonic circuits have a strong potential to implement quantum information processing in optical systems.

Europe has built a unique world-wide leading position in this area, hosting almost all the world-leading groups in this field which constitute the core of this international training network. Realizing the promise of “Integrated Quantum Photonics” now requires research and training not only in quantum physics and quantum optics, but also in photonics engineering, and material science.
PICQUE is at the core of European technological innovation. Excellence in science is guaranteed by the involvement of world-leading groups which founded this research area. All the basic components of a photonic quantum processor will be addressed: generation, manipulation and detection of photon states. Particular attention will be devoted to potential applications and on how to interface all the different components PICQUE will establish a world-class training platform spreading around the highly interdisciplinar y/inter-sectorial European-led area of quantum integrated photonics. By pushing the development of quantum optical technologies we foresee results of interest also for standard optical technologies. PICQUE will aims at forming the new generation of quantum information scientists, as well as figures being able to interact with the industry."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/media and communications/information science
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/quantum physics/quantum optics
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/quantum physics
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/physical chemistry/quantum chemistry
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data processing

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 558 737,94
Administrative Contact
Fabio Sciarrino (Dr.)

Participants (9)

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 427 982,72
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stephen Conway (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET PADERBORN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 330 669,25
Address
Warburger Strasse 100
33098 Paderborn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daniela Gerdes (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 379 545,44
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sophie Deschaintres (Ms.)
FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAT JENA
Germany
EU contribution
€ 325 169,25
Address
Furstengraben 1
07743 Jena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alexander Szameit (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 253 401,72
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Philip Walther (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 352 489,84
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alphonsus Wilhelmus Jean Bruekers (Mr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 499 275,90
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Laura Podini (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 422 482,72
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Davies (Mrs.)
TOSHIBA EUROPE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 422 482,72
Address
1 St Floor 3 Furzeground Way Stockl Cambridge Science Park
UB11 1EZ Uxbridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrew Shields (Dr.)