Quantum readout techniques and technologies (QUARTET)

Kick-off meeting & workshop

General information

Where: RCH/248X Lecture Room (Lakehouse) @ Ron Cook Hub (next to Computer Science), University of York, Deramore Lane YO10 5GH York (UK)

When: 16-17 December 2019

Who: QUARTET members and invited seminars

Contact: Gaetana (Gae) Spedalieri (local organizer, gae.spedalieri@york.ac.uk)

Meeting agenda

16 December 2019

13:00 to 13:30 Registration (lunch and coffee provided)
13:30 to 14:00 Opening remarks, University of York (S. Pirandola)
14:00 to 14:30 Denmark Technical University (T. Gehring)
14:30 to 15:00 NKT Photonics A/S (J. Engholm Pedersen)
15:00 to 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 to 16:00 University of Aalto (G. S. Paraoanu)
16:00 to 16:30 University of Camerino (S. Mancini)
16:30 to 17:00 Leonardo Banchi - seminar
17:00 to 17:30 Quntao Zhuang (via Skype) - seminar
17:30 - Discussion and Social Dinner

17 December 2019

09:30 to 10:00 Breakfast (tea, coffee and cakes)
10:00 to 10:30 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica, INRIM (I. Ruo-Berchera)
10:30 to 11:00 Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria (J. Fink)
11:00 to 11:15 Gae Spedalieri - seminar
11:15 to 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 to 12:00 Athena Karsa - seminar
12:00 to 12:30 Concluding remarks and discussion (S. Pirandola)


Brief description of the QUARTET project

The general aim of this project is to exploit quantum information to develop new powerful methods for the retrieval and recognition of classical data from physical systems. More precisely, we aim at showing a substantial quantum-enhancement in several fundamental tasks, including: the readout of classical data from optical digital memories (quantum reading); the recognition of classical patterns (quantum pattern recognition); the optical measurement of concentration in fragile biomedical samples (quantum bio-probing); and the microwave detection of target objects (microwave quantum illumination or quantum radar). These objectives are realized starting from the optimization of a general theoretical model at their basis: quantum channel discrimination. This is then developed into technical aspects which directly support our experimental proof-of-principle demonstrations. Our experimental prototypes could open the way to much more powerful and radically new forms of information and detection technologies.

The QUARTET project has been funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 via Research and Innovation Action (RIA). Grant agreement No 862644.