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Electronic-photonic integrated quantum simulator platform

Objective

EPIQUS aims to demonstrate a cheap, easy-to-use, performant Quantum Simulator (QS) based on full integration of silicon
nitride photonics with silicon electronics. The core objective of EPIQUS is to set a cornerstone technology – demonstrate the
first breakthrough device - which will simulate quantum mechanical problems in a compact device operating at ambient
temperatures.
Our vision is to develop a Quantum Simulator by bringing onto a unique semiconductor platform the mature silicon microelectronic (CMOS, digital) and the silicon nitride quantum micro-photonic functionalities. Within EPIQUS we will develop a 3D-integrated
quantum simulator hardware, where (1) a photonic quantum interference circuit, hosting (1a) scalable entangled photon sources (pumped by a NIR pulsed diode laser to produce on-chip photon pairs via nonlinear four wave mixing), (1b) the state preparation stage and (1c) the 16 qubit reconfigurable quantum interference circuit, will be monolithically integrated on the same Si chip with (2) scalable arrays of single photon avalanche detectors (Silicon SPADs) operating at ~ 850nm and at room temperatures. Around this, our consortium will build an integrated system, in which on the “software level” a quantum algorithm will sustain the quantum simulation results from the hardware. In this last, a custom Analog chip will control the QS module by managing the pulsed pump laser, phase shifters (needed to reconfigure the QS) and the SPADs in order to control actively the quantum optical circuit. Finally, the output data will be handled by the digital chip to feed the software algorithm. EPIQUS will envision scalability up to 50 qubits using the proposed breakthrough technology.
The EPIQUS consortium will be based on several groups from EU countries and one non-EU partner with diverse expertise,
ranging from material, device, photonic and electronic circuit engineering, microfabrication technology, quantum optics and spectroscopy, information technologies.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/computer hardware/quantum computer
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/quantum physics/quantum optics
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER
Address
Via Santa Croce 77
38122 Trento
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 932 025

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 386 208
Address
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 294 375
Address
Barrio Sarriena S N
48940 Leioa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 329 933
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET ROSTOCK
Germany
EU contribution
€ 325 000
Address
Universitatsplatz 1
18055 Rostock
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 443 750
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
South Korea
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
161 Gajeong-dong, Yuseong-gu
305700 Daejon
Activity type
Research Organisations
LFOUNDRY SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Via A Pacinotti 7
67051 Avezzano Aq
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)