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Two-dimensional quantum photonics

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Project "2DQP" data sheet

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Organization address
address: Riccarton
postcode: EH14 4AS

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙999˙135 €
 EC max contribution 1˙999˙135 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2016-COG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-01-01   to  2022-12-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY UK (EDINBURGH) coordinator 1˙999˙135.00


 Project objective

Quantum optics, the study of how discrete packets of light (photons) and matter interact, has led to the development of remarkable new technologies which exploit the bizarre properties of quantum mechanics. These quantum technologies are primed to revolutionize the fields of communication, information processing, and metrology in the coming years. Similar to contemporary technologies, the future quantum machinery will likely consist of a semiconductor platform to create and process the quantum information. However, to date the demanding requirements on a quantum photonic platform have yet to be satisfied with conventional bulk (three-dimensional) semiconductors.

To surmount these well-known obstacles, a new paradigm in quantum photonics is required. Initiated by the recent discovery of single photon emitters in atomically flat (two-dimensional) semiconducting materials, 2DQP aims to be at the nucleus of a new approach by realizing quantum optics with ultra-stable (coherent) quantum states integrated into devices with electronic and photonic functionality. We will characterize, identify, engineer, and coherently manipulate localized quantum states in this two-dimensional quantum photonic platform. A vital component of 2DQP’s vision is to go beyond the fundamental science and achieve the ideal solid-state single photon device yielding perfect extraction - 100% efficiency - of on-demand indistinguishable single photons. Finally, we will exploit this ideal device to implement the critical building block for a photonic quantum computer.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Adetunmise C. Dada, Will McCutcheon, Erika Andersson, Jonathan Crickmore, Ittoop Puthoor, Brian D. Gerardot, Alex McMillan, John Rarity, Ruth Oulton
Optimal simultaneous measurements of incompatible observables of a single photon
published pages: 257, ISSN: 2334-2536, DOI: 10.1364/optica.6.000257
Optica 6/3 2019-08-29
2019 G.C. Ballesteros, R. Proux, C. Bonato, B.D. Gerardot
readPTU: a python library to analyse time tagged time resolved data
published pages: T06011-T06011, ISSN: 1748-0221, DOI: 10.1088/1748-0221/14/06/t06011
Journal of Instrumentation 14/06 2019-08-29
2019 Mauro Brotons-Gisbert, Artur Branny, Santosh Kumar, Raphaël Picard, Raphaël Proux, Mason Gray, Kenneth S. Burch, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Brian D. Gerardot
Coulomb blockade in an atomically thin quantum dot coupled to a tunable Fermi reservoir
published pages: 442-446, ISSN: 1748-3387, DOI: 10.1038/s41565-019-0402-5
Nature Nanotechnology 14/5 2019-08-29
2019 Daniel White, Artur Branny, Robert J. Chapman, Raphaël Picard, Mauro Brotons-Gisbert, Andreas Boes, Alberto Peruzzo, Cristian Bonato, Brian D. Gerardot
Atomically-thin quantum dots integrated with lithium niobate photonic chips [Invited]
published pages: 441, ISSN: 2159-3930, DOI: 10.1364/ome.9.000441
Optical Materials Express 9/2 2019-08-29

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