Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Fickler, Robert
Organisation Tampere University
Project title
Boosting Quantum Integrated Quantum Optics with Structured Photons (BIQOS)
Decision No. 332399
Decision date 12.05.2020
Funding period 01.09.2020 - 31.08.2025
Funding 438 874
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Project description
Quantum technologies are on the verge of entirely changing the way we compute, sense, and communicate information. At the forefront of future photonic quantum communication schemes are so-called high-dimensional quantum states. Such states not only allow enlarging the data capacity of a single particle of light, i.e. photon, but also improving the noise resilience in unconditionally secure quantum cryptography schemes. In this project performed at Tampere University, I will develop a chip-based integration method for the spatial structure of photons, one of the most popular physical realizations of high-dimensional quantum states. The technology will enable an enhanced generation, detection, and modulation as well as some of the most promising quantum photonics applications, like an integrated entanglement distribution and novel linear optical networks. Thus, the project will elevate fundamental studies and bridge the gap to everyday applications of photonic quantum technologies.