Quantum readout techniques and technologies (QUARTET)
Kick-off meeting & workshop
16 December 2019
13:00 to 13:30 Registration (lunch and coffee provided)
17 December 2019
09:30 to 10:00 Breakfast (tea, coffee and cakes)
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.