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Photons for Quantum Simulation

Objective

Quantum simulation is an emerging and exciting field for which several systems, such as ultracold-atoms, trapped ions or superconducting circuits are being actively investigated. In this project we aim to develop a novel platform for quantum simulation, based on photonic quantum fluids. Quantum fluids of light can be realised in different photonic systems with suitable nonlinearities, allowing to engineer an effective photon-photon interaction. The photon-photon interaction necessary to form a superfluid is provided by the optical nonlinearity of the medium. We will first fully characterize the superfluid and quantum turbulent regimes for quantum fluids of light, investigating the propagation in optically controlled landscapes with the demonstration of important milestones such as many-body localization and the superfluid to Mott–insulator transition. Based on these achievements and on the unprecedented flexibility offered by the all- optical control in quantum fluids of light, we will implement quantum simulations and simulate systems of very different nature, ranging from astrophysics to condensed matter. Fundamental open questions such as superconductivity, black hole physics, and quantum gravity will be addressed within the photon fluid platform.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETFLAG-2018-03
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Coordinator

SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 454 920

Participants (8)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 700 000
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 336 876,25
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 348 000
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 350 000
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 359 973,75
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 149 987,50
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE DE PARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
85 Bd Saint Germain
75006 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments