Light-Matter Interfaces for Quantum Enhanced Technology
Project ID: 765075
Total funding sum: EUR 3.833.637,12
Communaute d´Universites et Etablissments Universite Bourgogne - France - Comte
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LIMQUET CONSORTIUM MEMBERS:
- UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD | United Kingdom
- UNIVERSITY OF SOFIA | Bulgaria
- TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT | Germany
- THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX | United Kingdom
- UNIVERSITE DE TECHNOLOGIE DE TROYES | France
- ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE | Switzerland
- QUTOOLS GMBH | Germany
- QUBIG GMBH | Germany
- TEEM PHOTONICS SA | France
About the company
With the slogan: "Fostering new skills by means of excellent initial training of researchers" the goal of this EU grant project (HORIZON 2020) is to train a new generation of creative and innovative researchers, able to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit in the Union.
Key activities shall be to provide excellent and innovative training to early-stage researchers at post-graduate level through interdisciplinary projects, including mentoring to transfer knowledge and experience between researchers or doctoral programmes, helping researchers to develop their research career and involving universities, research institutions, research infrastructures, businesses, SMEs and other socio-economic groups from different Member States, associated countries and/or third countries. This will improve career prospects for young post-graduate researchers in both the public and private sectors.
Make Quantum Technology tangible:
The goal of the LIMQUET project is to train high-level young researchers through the development of innovative techniques to interface light and matter at the quantum level using atoms, nanostructures and photons, with applications in optics and quantum information processing. Well-trained and versatile researchers are needed to satisfy the demands of this rapidly growing field, in which there is also a strong drive and low threshold for industrial involvement. A prerequisite for success is the enhancement of the close connection between experimental, technological and theoretical studies. The proposed network, Light-Matter Interfaces for Quantum Enhanced Technology, LIMQUET, consists of seven academic and three industrial beneficiaries, complemented by one industrial partner. The academic partners are experienced but reasonably young groups with already established collaborations. The industrial partners have experience in developing and manufacturing high-quality components for research and industrial purposes. Within the Network, we anticipate highlights in (i) light-matter interfaces at the quantum level through the realisation of quantum networks using atoms, ions, and photons, (ii) the interfacing of light with light, in particular for light storage, (iii) adapting strategies originally developed in quantum optics to an integration into designed nanostructures, and (iv) the development of robust tools for quantum control and photonics. The training Network will enhance and use the synergy between the partners to produce a high-level doctoral training program in the field of quantum research and technology, including complementary skills and a pertinent impact of outreach activities. In order to enhance their career perspectives, all the ESRs will be jointly supervised and will be hosted on secondment by a company of the project.