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Quantum simulation and entanglement engineering in quantum cascade laser frequency combs

Objective

The Qombs project aims to create a quantum simulator platform made of ultracold atoms in optical lattices. The quantum platform will allow to design and engineer a new generation of quantum cascade laser frequency combs. This unprecedented quantum simulation of semiconductor structures will endow the devices with brand new features, like non-classical emission modes, entanglement among the modes of the comb and parametric generation of comb patterns far from the central emission frequency. In parallel, the quantum simulation will allow to improve present-day performances of quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) and quantum well structures for photon detection. Full quantum simulation will be followed by real manufacturing and state-of-the-art characterization. The consortium gathers Research Institutions that have a leading expertise in the physics of ultracold atoms, quantum optics and have first introduced and developed frequency comb synthesizers and quantum well structures during the last 20 years. Moreover, half of the ten partners of the Project are companies of different size that are already leading the QCL and frequency comb market. This unique combination will allow to rapidly move from the fundamental quantum simulation protocols to prototypes and eventually to the industrial production and commercialization of the new devices.
The long term vision of the Qombs consortium is to create a strong and world-wide leading European quantum industry on quantum cascade laser frequency combs tightly and strategically connected to the academic world.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/semiconductor
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/quantum physics/quantum optics
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics

Call for proposal

H2020-FETFLAG-2018-03
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 531 723,75

Participants (10)

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 1 454 795
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 271 616,25
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENZIA SPAZIALE ITALIANA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 400 000
Address
Via Del Politecnico Snc
00133 Roma
Activity type
Other
ALPES LASERS SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 1 199 062,50
Address
Avenue Des Paquiers 1
2072 Saint-blaise
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PPQSENSE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 350 000
Address
Via Gattinella 20
50013 Campi Bisenzio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IRSWEEP AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 962 800
Address
Laubisruttisstrasse 44
8712 Stafa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Menlo Systems GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 795 250
Address
Am Klopferspitz 19
82152 Martinsried
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THALES
France
EU contribution
€ 403 825
Address
Tour Carpe Diem Place Des Corolles Esplanade Nord
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE PARIS DIDEROT - PARIS 7

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Thomas Mann 5
75205 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 966 562,50
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations