Photonics for quantum technologies
University of Technology of Troyes
PhotonHub Demo centre
Free-Space Photonic Components and Systems
Mobility & energy Digital infrastructure Safety, security, space & defence Other

Photonics plays an important role in quantum technologies using photons as quantum bits of information in this rapidly expanding field. Photonics is used for quantum communications such quantum key distribution but also for future quantum computers and simulators and will be used to link quantum networks towards a future quantum internet.

This one-day hands-on training course provides industry, especially those developing new products or addressing an application need, with a detailed overview of important quantum photonics devices and techniques.

The course will focus on three technology demonstrators; 1) how to generate single photons; 2) how to generate pairs of entangled photons; 3) how to use integrate optics for quantum photonics. Course attendees will learn how these devices are designed, fabricated and tested. They will also learn how what are the challenges for industry in the field of quantum photonics.

  • Understanding of key features of photonics for quantum technologies
  • See how to produce single photons and to manipulate them as qubits (hands-on activity)
  • See how to produce entangled photons and to use them with integrated optics (hands-on activity)
  • See a concrete example of quantum key distribution application
  • Understand the challenges in this field
  • Manipulate a real mini-quantum computer
Medium experience
It is desirable but not essential that course attendees have a basic understanding of photonics and quantum physics. The course is ideally suited to those planning to develop new photonic products for quantum technologies, establish in-house or outsource packaging development and manufacturing.
Spontaneous parametric down-conversion for entangled photons
Active lecture illustration
Microphotoluminescence set-up for single quantum emitters
500 EUR
includes catering and project consumables
up to 12 persons
Groups of 3/6/9/12 people per course
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