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EPSRC Reference: EP/N002962/1
Title: QuigaByte-Gigahertz-clocked telecom cluster states for next generation quantum photonics
Principal Investigator: Fedrizzi, Dr A
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Project Partners:
Austrian Institute of Technology
Department: Sch of Engineering and Physical Science
Organisation: Heriot-Watt University
Scheme: EPSRC Fellowship
Starts: 01 July 2015 Ends: 30 June 2020 Value (£): 1,237,955
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Quantum Optics & Information
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Communications
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Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
03 Jun 2015 EPSRC Quantum Technology Fellowships Interviews Meeting (Round 2) Announced
14 May 2015 EPSRC Quantum Technology Fellowships Sift Meeting (Round 2) Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
Quantum technology enables tasks that aren't possible with classical methods, promising advances in a variety of scientific fields impacting our everyday lives: biology, medicine, material, and physical sciences. Photons are a particularly suitable carrier for quantum information because they can be used for virtually all quantum information tasks, and they are comparatively simple to create, manipulate and detect.

In this fellowship I will speed up current state-of-the art quantum photonics by 4 orders of magnitude, to deliver gigahertz clocked photonic "quantum bytes"-8-photon cluster states in the telecommunications regime. This improvement will be achieved by combining recent advances in quantum photon source engineering with cutting edge ultra-fast laser technology and superconducting photon detectors. In collaboration with the two recently funded EPSRC Quantum Technology hubs in Quantum Communication and Quantum Enhanced Imaging, I will apply these photonic qubytes to a range of quantum tasks: secure quantum encryption with trusted devices, quantum-enhanced imaging, and all-optical quantum networking protocols.

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