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Fast quantum ghost microscopy in the mid-infrared

Project description

Individual photons and photon pairs shed light on molecular fingerprints

While we typically do not think of atoms in a molecule as moving around, molecules can stretch along their bonds, vibrate around their centres of mass and rotate around their axes. The frequencies (or corresponding wavelengths) at which these motions occur are characteristic and unique for each molecule, creating what is known as a spectral fingerprint. The molecular fingerprint region of the electromagnetic spectrum (the mid-infrared, or mid-IR region) is of tremendous interest because it provides a non-invasive way to identify and quantify molecules. The EU-funded FastGhost project is manipulating single photons and photon pairs to deliver a ground-breaking quantum imaging system for the mid-IR region targeting the medical sciences.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/microscopy
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics/particle physics/photons

Call for proposal

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

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 925 367,50

Participants (4)

FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAT JENA
Germany
EU contribution
€ 377 985
Address
Furstengraben 1
07743 Jena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SINGLE QUANTUM BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 795 625
Address
Delfgauwseweg 271
2628 ER Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER
Italy
EU contribution
€ 651 090
Address
Via Santa Croce 77
38122 Trento
Activity type
Research Organisations
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 158 763,75
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments