3D-QUESTERC Starting Grant - Consolidator Fabio Sciarrino 3D-QUEST (3D-Quantum Integrated Optical Simulation) Funding: 1.475.000 euro ERC Starting Grants are financed by the European Research Council and aim to support up-and-coming research leaders who are about to establish a proper research team and to start conducting independent research in Europe. The aim of 3D-QUEST is to develop and implement quantum simulation by exploiting 3-dimensional integrated photonic circuits. 3D-QUEST is structured to demonstrate the potential of linear optics to implement a computational power beyond the one of a classical computer. ERC website: http://erc.europa.eu/ Project website: http://www.3dquest.eu/
PICQUEPICQUE - Photonic Integrated Compound Quantum Encoding PICQUE is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network aiming at forming the new generation of quantum information scientists. PICQUE is at the core of European technological innovation. 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 interdisciplinary/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. Starting date: September 2013 Funding Programme: FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN Project website: http://www.picque.eu/
QWADQWAD - Quantum Waveguides Applications & Developments
QWAD is an FP7 FET STREP project funded by the European Union.
The idea is to develop and apply the technology of laser-written quantum waveguide devices. More specifically, QWAD will design novel structures tailored for high performance quantum simulation, for new classes of ready-made devices for secure communication, and for entanglement enhanced quantum sensing in lab-on-chip systems.
Project website: http://www.qwad-project.eu/