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Quantum simulation and entanglement engineering in quantum cascade laser frequency combs

Objective

The Qombs project aims to create a quantum simulator platform made of ultracold atoms in optical lattices. The quantum platform will allow to design and engineer a new generation of quantum cascade laser frequency combs. This unprecedented quantum simulation of semiconductor structures will endow the devices with brand new features, like non-classical emission modes, entanglement among the modes of the comb and parametric generation of comb patterns far from the central emission frequency. In parallel, the quantum simulation will allow to improve present-day performances of quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) and quantum well structures for photon detection. Full quantum simulation will be followed by real manufacturing and state-of-the-art characterization. The consortium gathers Research Institutions that have a leading expertise in the physics of ultracold atoms, quantum optics and have first introduced and developed frequency comb synthesizers and quantum well structures during the last 20 years. Moreover, half of the ten partners of the Project are companies of different size that are already leading the QCL and frequency comb market. This unique combination will allow to rapidly move from the fundamental quantum simulation protocols to prototypes and eventually to the industrial production and commercialization of the new devices.
The long term vision of the Qombs consortium is to create a strong and world-wide leading European quantum industry on quantum cascade laser frequency combs tightly and strategically connected to the academic world.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETFLAG-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-FETFLAG-2018-03

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CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
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Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00

Participants (13)

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
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€ 1 454 795,00
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Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
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€ 271 616,25
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Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AGENZIA SPAZIALE ITALIANA
Italy
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€ 400 000,00
Address
Via Del Politecnico Snc
00133 Roma
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ALPES LASERS SA
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 1 199 062,50
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Avenue Des Paquiers 1
2072 Saint-blaise
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Neuchâtel
PPQSENSE SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 350 000,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Via Gattinella 20
50013 Campi Bisenzio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
 
IRSWEEP AG
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 962 800,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Laubisruttisstrasse 44
8712 Stafa
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
 
MENLO SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
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€ 795 250,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Bunsenstrasse 5
82152 Planegg Martinsried
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
THALES
France
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€ 403 825,00
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Tour Carpe Diem Place Des Corolles Esplanade Nord
92400 Courbevoie
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE PARIS CITE

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France
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€ 0,00
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85 Bd Saint Germain
75006 Paris
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€ 0,00
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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
 
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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

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France
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€ 0,00
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Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
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€ 715 573,75
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE
France
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€ 136 635,00
Address
45, Rue D'ulm
75230 Paris Cedex 05
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITE PARIS CITE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 114 353,75
Address
85 Bd Saint Germain
75006 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris