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Coherent Information Processing in Rare-earth Ion doped Solids

Coherent Information Processing in Rare-earth Ion doped Solids

Objective

Rare-earth ions (lanthanides) play an increasingly important role in modern optical technologies. Lanthanides are extensively used in solid-state laser physics, e.g. as key components in telecommunication networks. Rare-earths are also employed as luminescent materials in lamps or as radiation detectors in X-ray imaging. Rare-earths are already commercially omnipresent.

However, the full potential of rare-earth ions is not yet explored – in particular with regard to the rapidly evolving field of future information technology. Future data storage and processing will require novel types of memories (e.g. based on interactions between light and quantized matter), algorithms (e.g. based on quantum computations) and materials (e.g. appropriate quantum systems). Rare-earth ion doped solids are very promising candidates to permit implementation of future quantum technology. The media combine the advantages of solids (i.e. large density and scalability) and atomic gases (i.e. long coherence times).

CIPRIS will build on the advantages of rare-earth doped media and drive applications towards future information technology. CIPRIS follows two scientific approaches : Classical processing and quantum processing. Both are meant as pronounced inter-disciplinary research efforts, combining physics, material science and information technology. To exploit the results, the public and private sector partners will closely cooperate to develop commercial demonstration devices.

In terms of training, CIPRIS aims at the development of the next generation of young researchers with appropriate skills in rare-earth-based information technology – pushing it towards commercial applications. CIPRIS offers a large variety of training actions, e.g. mini schools, laboratory courses, secondments to the private sector, or training sessions to strengthen complementary skills and contacts to the private sector. This will contribute to a European knowledge base for future information technology.
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Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT

Address

Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 634 225,20

Administrative Contact

Thomas Halfmann (Prof.)

Participants (7)

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 729 812

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 334 609

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 226 624

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 244 778

FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 228 203

UNIVERSITA DI PISA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 245 885

QUTOOLS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 226 624

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 287252

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 870 760,20

  • EU contribution

    € 2 870 760,20

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT

Germany