EC - FP6

The European Commission's sixth framework program.

SECOQC

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Development of a Global Network for Secure Communication based on Quantum Cryptography
Coordinator: 
Christian Monyk
Running time: 
2004-04-01 - 2008-10-10

The vision of SECOQC is to provide European citizens, companies and institutions with a tool that allows facing the threats of future interception technologies, thus creating significant advantages for European economy.

SECOQC will provide the basis for long-range high security communication in a network regime that combines the entirely novel technology of quantum key distribution with solutions from classical computer science, network design and cryptography.

EQUIND

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Engineered Quantum Information in Nanostructured Diamond
Coordinator: 
ROCH, JEAN-FRANCOIS
Running time: 
2007-01-01 - 2009-12-31

The key elements required for quantum information processing are:
- Low error encoding of qubits onto individual quantum systems
- Storage of quantum information for times long compared to gate times
- Controllable two qubit interactions forming fast quantum gates.

QICS

Full Name: 
Foundational structures for quantum information and computation
Coordinator: 
Professor Samson Abramsky
Running time: 
2007-01-01 - 2010-06-30

ACDET

Full Name: 
Acoustoelectronic single photon detector
Coordinator: 
Valery Talyanskii
Running time: 
2006-01-01 - 2008-12-31

We propose to develop a novel photon detector for applications in quantum information processing and for general applications in areas where detection of ultra weak photon fluxes is required.

MICROTRAP

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Development of a pan-European Microtrap Technology capability for Trapped Ion Quantum Information Science
Coordinator: 
Patrick Gill
Running time: 
2006-04-01 - 2009-03-31

MICROTRAP is a Strep project aimed at developing an EU technology capability in trapped ion micro-structures for application to quantum information science. Much of the recent experimental advances in Quantum information science have been demonstrated in trapped ion systems, and there is significant interest in developing micro-structure trapped ion system architectures which facilitate scalibility whilst maintaining long coherence times.

OLAQUI

Full Name: 
Optical lattices and quantum information
Coordinator: 
ARIMONDO, Ennio
Running time: 
2005-02-01 - 2008-07-31

A system of neutral atoms stored in an optical lattice is a promising candidate for implementing scalable quantum computing. A quantum phase transition can be used to prepare exactly one atom per lattice site, where each atom can be considered as quantum bit. Based on the so-called Mott-Insulator state several schemes for quantum computation have been proposed, including proposals for the creation of entanglement, computation with cluster states and quantum simulations.

RSFQUBIT

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RSFQ control of Josephson Junction Qubits
Coordinator: 
YURIEVNA HERR, ANNA
Running time: 
2004-09-01 - 2007-12-31

The steady progress in the development of superconducting qubits is opening the door towards the implementation of a complex quantum information processor. There is no doubt that single superconducting qubits and even systems with two qubits can provide decoherence times long enough to perform basic quantum algorithms. However, further increase of system complexity is facing the problem of inefficient external room-temperature electronics test beds.

QUELE

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Quantum computing with trapped electrons
Coordinator: 
TOMBESI, PAOLO
Running time: 
2004-09-01 - 2008-08-31

Following our successful assessment project QUELE, we aim with the present proposal at building and operating a universal scalable quantum processor consisting of 3-10 trapped electrons. Confinement will be performed in a Penning trap using a new concept of planar geometry. Ultra-high vacuum conditions will minimize the effect of the environment. The use of static fields is an advantage over rf ion traps because of weaker decoherence effects due to the absence of r.f. heating.

COVAQIAL

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COntinuous VAriable Quantum Information with Atoms and Light
Coordinator: 
Prof. Nicolas J. Cerf
Running time: 
2004-10-01 - 2007-09-30

In the recent years, quantum continuous variables (QCV) have emerged as a tool of major importance for developing novel quantum communication and information processing protocols. Encoding quantum continuous information into the quadrature of a quantized light mode or into the collective spin variable of a mesoscopic atomic ensemble has proven to be a very interesting alternative to the standard concept of quantum bit-based processes.

SCALA

Full Name: 
Scalable Quantum computing with Light and Atoms
Coordinator: 
Prof. Philippe Grangier
Running time: 
2005-11-01 - 2009-10-31

The goal of SCALA is the realisation of a scalable quantum computer, by using individually controlled atoms, ions and photons in order to encode, store, process and transmit qubits.

This long-term goal is divided into two specific objectives, achievable during the project duration:
A) Realisation of interconnected quantum gates and quantum wiring elements, which are required as building blocks of a general purpose quantum computer.
B) Realisation of first approaches of "operational" quantum computing, which include

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