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Quantum Emitters for Telecommunication in the O-Band

Project description

Secure quantum communications enabled by silicon carbide

A quantum internet will revolutionise communication technology by exploiting phenomena from quantum physics. Despite recent successes in the deployment of secure quantum cryptographic keys, the lack of telecom-wavelength repeaters operating at the quantum level presents a major bottleneck to realising a global-scale quantum communication network. The EU-funded QuanTELCO project will overcome this challenge by exploiting specific spin centres in silicon carbide which possess strong optical transitions in the telecom O-band. These quantum emitters furthermore host electronic and nuclear spins that can act as memories in quantum repeater nodes. Such a breakthrough should help create robust, transcontinental quantum information links compatible with existing infrastructure, ushering in the era of quantum-encrypted communications and networked quantum computing in Europe.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Net EU contribution
€ 596 435,00
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Austria

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 596 435,00

Participants (8)

HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 373 533,75
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh

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Region
Eastern Scotland Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 373 533,75
UNIVERSITAT KONSTANZ
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 198 968,75
Address
Universitatsstrasse 10
78464 Konstanz

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 198 968,75
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 405 000,00
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Östergötlands län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 405 000,00
BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 213 750,00
Address
Muegyetem Rakpart 3
1111 Budapest

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Region
Közép-Magyarország Budapest Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 213 750,00
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 374 948,75
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton

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Region
South East (England) Hampshire and Isle of Wight Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 374 948,75
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 206 375,00
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Nordwestschweiz Aargau
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 206 375,00
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 392 190,00
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen

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Region
Noord-Nederland Groningen Overig Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 392 190,00
QUANTUM TECHNOLOGY LABORATORIES GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 229 375,00
Address
Clemens-holzmeister-strasse 6/6
1100 Wien

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 229 375,00