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Two-dimensional quantum materials and devices for scalable integrated photonic circuits

Two-dimensional quantum materials and devices for scalable integrated photonic circuits

Objective

The proposed project aims at developing scalable quantum networks, based on photonic chip integration of novel 2D material quantum devices, with the main goal to demonstrate all-optical on-chip quantum processing. The recent demonstration of effortless integration of 2D materials onto photonics and CMOS platforms will result in a breakthrough in the development of on-chip quantum networks. 2D-SIPC will take full advantage of the huge variety of 2D materials and heterostructures and prototype novel quantum devices with revolutionary functionalities. In particular, we will develop electrically driven and entangled single photon emitters, broadband and high temperature single photon detectors, ultra-fast waveguide integrated optical modulators and non-linear gates. To pave the way to scalable networks, 2D-SIPC will develop large scale growth techniques of the most promising 2D materials. With this unique combination of features 2D-SIPC will allow the first demonstration of on-chip optical quantum processing, a key milestone for many quantum network concepts, such as extended secure quantum communication, scaling up of quantum computers and simulators, and novel quantum sensing applications with entangled photons. In particular, as these topics cover all four Quantum Technology pillars of the Quantum Flagship, our proposal makes a strong strategic link to each one of them. Beyond the 2D-SIPC platform, each developed component will be exploited in such distant fields as biological and medical imaging, radio-astronomy and environmental monitoring. The 2D-SIPC consortium includes four academic and one industrial partner with a high degree of complementarity that are at the forefronts of their fields, including single photon detection (ICFO), theory and fabrication of 2D materials and their heterostructures (UNIMAN), single photon emission (UCAM), chip based photonic circuits (CNIT) and commercial single photon detection, single photon emission and packaging (SQ).
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FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES

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Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 3
08860 Castelldefels

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 975 112,50

Participants (4)

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THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 709 060

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 710 765

CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 341 875

SINGLE QUANTUM BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 240 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 820378

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2018

  • End date

    30 September 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.2.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 976 812,50

  • EU contribution

    € 2 976 812,50

Coordinated by:

FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES

Spain