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Photonic integrated compound quantum encoding (PICQUE)

- Leader : Tanzilli Sébastien

- Collaborateurs within the LPMC : Alibart Olivier, D’Auria Virginia, De Micheli Marc, Doutre Florent

- External Collaborators : Partners within the European project FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN, n°608062, [1]

- PhD students/Post-doctoral fellows : 1 PhD student (ESR) and 1 post-Doctoral fellow (ER) to be hired within the framework of this project

- Financial supports : European project FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN, n°608062, starting date 09/2013, duration 48 months ; Région PACA "volet exploratoire" through the "PHOQUINT" project

- Technological platforms : Integrated optics on lithium niobate

- Description :

Quantum information was born from the merging of information science and quantum physics. Its main objective consists of harnessing the quantum nature of information and learning how to process it by using physical systems operating according quantum mechanics laws. Being supported by numerous proofs-of-principle, the field is now ready to proceed to move to the next level of applications, where several quantum bits are interfaced. This includes quantum simulation, quantum chemistry, to quantum cryptography and quantum sensing. For this purpose, integrated photonic circuits have a strong potential to implement quantum information processing in optical systems.

Europe has built a unique world-wide leading position in this area, hosting almost all the world-leading groups in this field which constitute the core of this international training network. Realizing the promise of “Integrated Quantum Photonics” now requires research and training not only in quantum physics and quantum optics, but also in photonics engineering, and material science.

PICQUE is at the core of European technological innovation. Excellence in science is guaranteed by the involvement of world-leading groups which founded this research area. All the basic components of a photonic quantum processor will be addressed : generation, manipulation and detection of photon states. Particular attention will be devoted to potential applications and on how to interface all the different components PICQUE will establish a world-class training platform spreading around the highly interdisciplinar y/inter-sectorial European-led area of quantum integrated photonics. By pushing the development of quantum optical technologies we foresee results of interest also for standard optical technologies. PICQUE will aims at forming the new generation of quantum information scientists, as well as figures being able to interact with the industry.

Finally note that the project PICQUE represents the natural continuation of the project Quantum Integrated Photonics (QUANTIP, ICT FET Open Call FP7-ICT-2009-C, n°244026, 2009-2013).

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The PICQUE logo
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Artist view of the PICQUE project

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[1] The partners are : the University of Rome La Sapienza, Quantum Optics group (Italy) - leading University ; the University of Paderborn (Germany) ; the Centre for Quantum Photonics, University of Bristol (UK) ; the University of Oxford, Ultrafast group (UK) ; the University of Vienna (Austria) ; the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Nanogroup (The Netherlands) ; il Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy) ; the University of Jena (Germany) ; Toshiba Research Europe (UK) ; and the CNRS through the LPMC


MOSAIQ, Photonique, QILM