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Transforming Quantum Photonic Integration

01
WHAT

QPIC1550 stands at the forefront of a technological revolution, driving advancements in Quantum Photonic Integrated Circuits (QPICs) at the pivotal 1550 nm wavelength.

As the first project of its kind on a global scale, QPIC1550 aims to merge the realms of quantum mechanics and photonics technology on a single, scalable platform.
This ambitious initiative, funded by the European Commission’s Horizon Europe program, brings together leading academic institutions and industry partners from across Europe, all dedicated to harnessing the unprecedented potential of quantum technologies.

QPIC1550 is not just about advancing existing technology; it’s about a paradigm shift in how quantum technologies are developed and integrated. The project specifically targets the integration of quantum light sources, such as single-photon emitters and detectors, with photonic integrated circuits (PICs). These components are essential for the next generation of quantum technologies, as they allow for the precise control and manipulation of quantum states of light at a scale and complexity not feasible with current technologies. The integration of these quantum components into a single chip will enable more compact, more robust, and higher-performance quantum systems. This integration is vital for applications ranging from quantum computing, where they can significantly speed up data processing, to secure communications, where they can provide tamper-proof encryption.

The project explores innovative approaches to overcome some of the significant challenges in quantum photonics, such as the efficient coupling of light between different photonic components and minimizing losses in quantum signal processing. By leveraging the unique properties of Silicon Nitride (SiN) for creating ultra-low loss circuit pathways, and combining them with Indium Phosphide (InP) active devices, the project aims to create a platform that not only enhances the performance of quantum circuits but also ensures they are compatible with existing optical fiber networks. This dual focus on innovation and compatibility is designed to accelerate the adoption of quantum technologies in a range of sectors, including telecommunications, healthcare, finance, and defense, where the enhanced capabilities of quantum technologies can offer significant advantages.

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OUR MISSION

Our mission is to develop and demonstrate a new class of quantum photonic integrated circuits that can integrate single-photon sources and detectors with ultra-low loss passives made from Silicon Nitride (SiN) and active components made from Indium Phosphide (InP). By overcoming current technological barriers, QPIC1550 aims to enhance the performance, scalability, manufacturability, and functionality of quantum photonic technologies, making them accessible for widespread application in communications, computing, and sensing.

performance

QPIC1550 is setting new benchmarks in quantum technology by enhancing the operational efficiency of Quantum Photonic Integrated Circuits. This project is focused on achieving high-speed processing and superior precision in quantum communication, metrology and computing applications.

scalability

Central to QPIC1550’s mission is the development of scalable quantum photonic technologies that can be produced in large volumes. This ensures that the quantum advancements we are pioneering can be readily adopted and implemented across various industries and sectors.

manufacturability

The project emphasizes the manufacturability of its innovative quantum circuits. By refining production processes and using materials compatible with existing fabrication technologies, we aim to facilitate the easy integration of quantum components into current manufacturing systems.

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Vision &
Strategy

Our vision is a world where quantum technologies are seamlessly integrated into the fabric of daily life, enhancing communication, computation, and sensing. QPIC1550 is committed to realising this vision by developing the foundational technologies that will power the quantum future, enabling secure communications, advanced computing paradigms, and precise sensing beyond the capabilities of classical systems.

Our objectives are:

innovation
To push the boundaries of existing Quantum Photonic Integrated Circuit (QPIC) technologies by integrating deterministic single-photon capabilities, operating within the telecom C-band.
scalability

To demonstrate a scalable manufacturing process that addresses the challenges of integration and packaging, paving the way for future pilot lines and photonics hubs.

impact

To showcase the technology’s capability in key enabling quantum technologies, illustrating its potential to significantly impact the quantum technology industry.

The QPIC 1550 project received funding from the European Union's Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 101135785. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

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Transforming Quantum Photonic Integration

01
WHAT

QPIC1550 stands at the forefront of a technological revolution, driving advancements in Quantum Photonic Integrated Circuits (QPICs) at the pivotal 1550 nm wavelength.

As the first project of its kind on a global scale, QPIC1550 aims to merge the realms of quantum mechanics and photonics technology on a single, scalable platform.
This ambitious initiative, funded by the European Commission’s Horizon Europe program, brings together leading academic institutions and industry partners from across Europe, all dedicated to harnessing the unprecedented potential of quantum technologies.

QPIC1550 is not just about advancing existing technology; it’s about a paradigm shift in how quantum technologies are developed and integrated. The project specifically targets the integration of quantum light sources, such as single-photon emitters and detectors, with photonic integrated circuits (PICs). These components are essential for the next generation of quantum technologies, as they allow for the precise control and manipulation of quantum states of light at a scale and complexity not feasible with current technologies. The integration of these quantum components into a single chip will enable more compact, more robust, and higher-performance quantum systems. This integration is vital for applications ranging from quantum computing, where they can significantly speed up data processing, to secure communications, where they can provide tamper-proof encryption.

The project explores innovative approaches to overcome some of the significant challenges in quantum photonics, such as the efficient coupling of light between different photonic components and minimizing losses in quantum signal processing. By leveraging the unique properties of Silicon Nitride (SiN) for creating ultra-low loss circuit pathways, and combining them with Indium Phosphide (InP) active devices, the project aims to create a platform that not only enhances the performance of quantum circuits but also ensures they are compatible with existing optical fiber networks. This dual focus on innovation and compatibility is designed to accelerate the adoption of quantum technologies in a range of sectors, including telecommunications, healthcare, finance, and defense, where the enhanced capabilities of quantum technologies can offer significant advantages.

02
OUR MISSION

Our mission is to develop and demonstrate a new class of quantum photonic integrated circuits that can integrate single-photon sources and detectors with ultra-low loss passives made from Silicon Nitride (SiN) and active components made from Indium Phosphide (InP). By overcoming current technological barriers, QPIC1550 aims to enhance the performance, scalability, manufacturability, and functionality of quantum photonic technologies, making them accessible for widespread application in communications, computing, and sensing.

performance

QPIC1550 is setting new benchmarks in quantum technology by enhancing the operational efficiency of Quantum Photonic Integrated Circuits. This project is focused on achieving high-speed processing and superior precision in quantum communication, metrology and computing applications.

scalability

Central to QPIC1550’s mission is the development of scalable quantum photonic technologies that can be produced in large volumes. This ensures that the quantum advancements we are pioneering can be readily adopted and implemented across various industries and sectors.

manufacturability

The project emphasizes the manufacturability of its innovative quantum circuits. By refining production processes and using materials compatible with existing fabrication technologies, we aim to facilitate the easy integration of quantum components into current manufacturing systems.

03
Vision &
Strategy

Our vision is a world where quantum technologies are seamlessly integrated into the fabric of daily life, enhancing communication, computation, and sensing. QPIC1550 is committed to realising this vision by developing the foundational technologies that will power the quantum future, enabling secure communications, advanced computing paradigms, and precise sensing beyond the capabilities of classical systems.

Our objectives are:

innovation
To push the boundaries of existing Quantum Photonic Integrated Circuit (QPIC) technologies by integrating deterministic single-photon capabilities, operating within the telecom C-band.
scalability

To demonstrate a scalable manufacturing process that addresses the challenges of integration and packaging, paving the way for future pilot lines and photonics hubs.

impact

To showcase the technology’s capability in key enabling quantum technologies, illustrating its potential to significantly impact the quantum technology industry.

The QPIC 1550 project received funding from the European Union's Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 101135785. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

Designed by

QPIC 1550

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