Project: Single-photon sources as new quantum standards

Acronym 17FUN06 SIQUST (Reference Number: 17FUN06)
Duration 01/06/2018 - 31/05/2021
Project Topic Technologies based on the laws of quantum mechanics are the next stage of industrial and scientific innovation. With far-reaching applications, from super-fast computers and ultra-secure communication to sensitive sensors for biomedical imaging, they will help to provide solutions to many of today’s global challenges. A fundamental building block of optical quantum technologies are light sources that can emit single photons. However, despite large steps forward, current single-photon sources are still insufficient for real, practical uses.This project will carry out the fundamental work needed to develop a new quantum standard, assessing and establishing new materials and designs for single-photon sources. It will also develop essential elements of supporting measurement infrastructure, such as amplifiers and detectors. By providing access to better single-photon sources, this project will catalyse future innovation in the field of optical quantum technology, and could contribute towards the realisation of a quantum definition of the luminous intensity SI base unit, the candela.
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Network EMPIR
Call EMPIR Call 2017

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Coordinator Germany
2 Aalto-korkeakoulusäätiö sr Partner Finland
3 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
4 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Partner Italy
5 AS Metrosert Partner Estonia
6 NPL Management Limited Partner United Kingdom
7 Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy Partner Finland
8 Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Partner Italy
9 Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas Partner Spain
10 Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen - Nürnberg Partner Germany
11 Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Partner Italy
12 Technische Universität Berlin Partner Germany
13 Universität des Saarlandes Partner Germany
14 Università degli Studi di Torino Partner Italy
15 Universitaet Stuttgart Partner Germany