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Nanoscale Systems for Optical Quantum Technologies

Objective

Optical quantum technologies use light as a carrier of quantum information or to probe and control other quantum systems. They offer transformational advances in ultra-secure communication, sensing that surpasses classical limits, simulation of quantum systems and computation. To meet the high demands of these applications, systems with multiple quantum degrees of freedom that can be addressed by light and coupled to other quantum systems in hybrid architectures are strongly needed. However, current solid-state devices, which are highly desirable for technological development, do not fulfill these requirements.
The goal of NanOQTech is to build nanoscale hybrid quantum devices that strongly couple to light. To achieve this breakthrough, we will create solid-state nanostructures that exploit the uniquely narrow optical transitions of rare earth ions. Our objectives are to develop RE nanostructures with long optical and spin coherences; couple these structures to optical micro-cavities to demonstrate single-ion optical quantum memories, two-qubit gates and deterministic narrowband single photon sources at 1.5 µm; build hybrid RE-graphene devices to achieve plasmon mediated ion-ion interactions; fabricate hybrid RE nano-resonators to reach the strong coupling regime; guide the experimental effort and prepare further advances by developing comprehensive theoretical tools. The project gathers 9 leading experimental and theoretical European teams in inorganic chemistry, solid-state and atomic physics, quantum optics and information processing, nano-electronics and photonics and nano-mechanics. including a young industrial start-up specialized in real-time signal processing and control. Within a three-year research project, we propose to develop materials and explore functionalities to establish RE nanostructures as a radically new platform that will broadly impact research and technology in quantum communications, information processing and sensing.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2014-2015-RIA
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Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 1 135 681,25

Participants (6)

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 690 727,50
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 3
08860 Castelldefels
Activity type
Research Organisations
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 399 895
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 400 000
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES SPAIN SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 357 500
Address
Ctra Nacional Vi Km 18,200
28230 Las Rozas De Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 394 625
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments