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Optical Topologic Logic

Objective

The goal of this proposal is the development of light-induced and controlled topology for energy-efficient logic operations. We address the fact that 10% of the global energy production is used to power electronic circuits which perform logic operations for the global internet and in consumer devices, and that the projected energy consumption will increase by 20% by 2030. OPTOlogic envisions a new class of dissipation-less quantum devices generated
through spatially and temporally structured ultrafast pulses of light to artificially induce and control topological protected states. With OPTOlogic, we will prepare future quantum devices based on intrinsic and light-induced topological building blocks which move and store information with minimal energy expense, whilst achieving dramatically increased computing power. We will create a computing architecture that exploits light-induced topology within which near-arbitrary patterns can be written, changed, and re-written on the fly. The required breakthrough will be achieved with a multi-disciplinary team of experts and SME which unites world-leading experimental, theoretical, and industrial expertise in condensed matter physics,
ultrafast laser technology, non-linear optics, strong-field physics, attosecond metrology, quantum optics and gauge theory, quantum computing, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Overall, increasing the energy efficiency and speed of logical operations, OPTOlogic would have a significant economic, environmental, and social impact and address a market which was valued 426.0 million USD in 2017.

Call for proposal

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

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 3
08860 Castelldefels
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 646 250

Participants (4)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 758 500
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 369 000
Address
Rudower Chaussee 17
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 664 000
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
LIGHT ON
France
EU contribution
€ 492 500
Address
2 Rue De La Bourse
75002 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)