The CiS Research Institute joined the QPhot innovation network in May and will participate in the design and implementation of quantum mechanically determined sensor components. The team responsible for the project at the CiS Research Institute has the task of transferring already demonstrated principles and functional models from university laboratories into real applications and products. Typically driven by industrial partners, this results in customer-specific, marketable sensor solutions. In addition to QPhot, the CiS Research Institute is already working in various publicly funded projects in the field of quantum sensor technology (e.g. www.diaquantfab.de) and can look back on extensive expertise in the technology areas of sensor design, CMOS-compatible sensor manufacturing and interconnection technologies.
Quantum mechanical effects are the basis of numerous applications in daily life. Examples are lasers, LEDs and semiconductor devices such as microprocessors, computers and smartphones, which are always based on whole ensembles of elements. The control of single or few quantum states heralds a new era in applied quantum mechanics: the second quantum revolution. It enables new applications in sensor technology, communication, computer science, cryptography, medicine, materials science and many others. The European innovation network QPhot brings together experts and executives from all over Europe and along the value chain of quantum photonics technologies to form a strong alliance in the emerging field and market of quantum photonics.