News & Results

MEET FASTGHOST AT THE LASER WORLD OF QUANTUM 2023
June 27-30, 2023

Announcement: FastGhost plans to present latest results at LASER World of QUANTUM 2023 in Munich / Germany and looks forward to exchanging ideas with other experts of the quantum community. STAY TUNED!

Selection of project results: QGI-Setup
D6.3 / Fig. 1: Sketch of the setup for Fast Ghost Imaging. D6.3 will be published soon. 

DEMO: IMAGE ACQUISITION TIME BELOW ONE SECOND

November 30, 2022

Deliverable D6.3: The Quantum Ghost Imaging (QGI) setup is optimized in terms of photon-pair flux, and correlation electronics, with the goal of acquiring QGI images within 1 s exposure time. D6.3 will be published soon.

FASTGHOST – 899580 – PROJECT DURATION EXTENDED

October 10, 2022

Notification: The project duration of FastGhost was extended by nine months  due to pandemic-related restrictions and resource bottlenecks. 
New project term is from October 1st, 2020 to June 30th, 2024.

SQ AT THE INTERNATIONAL QUANTUM MATTER CONFERENCE IN BARCELONA

June 21-23, 2022

Conference: Bringing together various communities involved in quantum information and quantum matter science and technologies to encourage the incubation of new ideas & collaborations at the forefront of quantum technology.

FASTGHOST AT THE LASER WORLD OF QUANTUM 2022 IN MUNICH

April 26-29, 2022

Exhibition: Some partners present their quantum technological developments at their booths: IOF: A4/180 & B4/239, SQ: A4/225. The LASER World of QUANTUM is celebrating its premiere this year at the world’s leading trade fair for photonics.

EPIC ONLINE MEETING ON SINGLE PHOTON SOURCES AND DETECTORS

March 21, 2022

Webinar: Cutting-edge technologies paving the way for versatile and efficient pure single-photon sources and detection schemes with low dark count rates, high saturation levels, and high detection efficiencies are discussed.

BREAKTHROUGH FOR QUANTUM OPTICS WITH INTEGRATED PHOTONIC CHIPS

January 04, 2022

Newsletter: Trento’s Quantum Science and Technology works with the quantum optics of ghost imaging and undetected photon spectroscopy to create environmental and medical monitoring systems… (Article in Italian)

THE NEW STANDARD IN SINGLE PHOTON DETECTION USING SINGLE QUANTUM’S SUPERCONDUCTING NANOWIRE SINGLE PHOTON DETECTION (SNSPD) SYSTEM

December 07, 2021

Webinar: In this lecture, Single Quantum introduces the operation principle of the SNSPDs and presents the newest developments of their technology.

FASTGHOST HAS CONCLUDED ITS FIRST ONLINE REVIEW MEETING

October 20, 2021

❧ Thanks to the active support of all partners, the consortium has successfully passed its 1st review by monitors and project officer.

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FRAUNHOFER IOF AT THE PHOTONICS DAYS BERLIN BRANDENBURG 2021 

October 06, 2021
Conference: Do not miss the lecture by FastGhost coordinator Markus Gräfe at 5:30 p.m. CET on „Sensing with photon pairs“ at the Berlin Quantum Technology Symposium of the Photonics Days Berlin Brandenburg.

Selection of project results: Proof of concept
D6.1 / Fig. 2: Single photon count rates of the VIS detector.

DEMO: GHOST IMAGING WITH SPAD ARRAY DEMONSTRATED

July 15, 2021

Deliverable D6.1: A low-resolution imaging system using available SPAD arrays limited to only a few hundreds of individual pixels is implemented to demonstrate Ghost Imaging without the need for optical delay lines…

QUANTUM PHOTONICS SK2900 – AN INTRODUCTION FOR EXPERIMENTALISTS

May 30, 2021

Lecture notes: The aim of these notes are to introduce students to the field of quantum photonics and give them an understanding of the underlying physical conceptsby Val Zwiller and Stephan Steinhauer / KTH.

FASTGHOST GAINED ATTENTION BY THE THE QUANTUM INSIDER

December 28, 2020

TQI #21: Another exciting one is a project … called FastGhost… 
Manipulate single photons and photon pairs to deliver a ground-breaking quantum imaging system for the mid-IR region targeting the medical sciences…

NEW RESEARCH INTO QUANTUM MICROSCOPY

December 21, 2020

Press release: Val Zwiller, Professor of Quantum Nanophotonics, is one of the members of a European research project into Quantum Nanotechnology that has received an EU grant of €3 million…
Read more about FastGhost partner KTH

FASTGHOST ON SOCIAL MEDIA – LAUNCHING OF TWITTER ACCOUNT

December 11, 2020

FASTGHOST ON SOCIAL MEDIA – LAUNCHING OF LINKEDIN ACCOUNT

December 10, 2020

SEEING THE INVISIBLE WITH THE FASTGHOST QUANTUM MICROSCOPE

December 09, 2020

Press release: A new research project funded by the European Union, whose partners also include FBK, aims to create a cutting-edge microscopy technique that will lead to important applications.
Read more about FastGhost partner FBK

SETTING UP THE PLAN OF EXPLORATION AND DISSEMINATION OF RESULTS

December 09, 2020

The freshly submitted deliverable D2.2 provides the plan for dissemination, exploitation, and communication of FastGhost results. STAY TUNED!

FASTGHOST DEVELOPS A NEW MICROSCOPE FOR QUANTUM IMAGING 

November 30, 2020

Press release: The FastGhost project… coordinated by the Fraunhofer IOF aims to translate quantum ghost imaging from an experimental approach into usable technology…
Read more about FastGhost partner IOF

 

LAUNCHING OF PROJECT WEBSITE WITH PROJECT LOGO AND WEB 2.0 PLATFORM

November 30, 2020

Deliverable D2.1: Fraunhofer IOF set up a web page and Web 2.0 tools dedicated to inform potential users of quantum technology and the broader public about project progress and capabilities of the developed technologies

INDIVIDUAL PHOTONS & PHOTON PAIRS SHED LIGHT ON MOLEC. FINGERPRINTS

October 20, 2020

Deliverable D1.1: The consortium of five partners officially started with a virtual kickoff event on October 20, 2020.
Find more info at the kickoff meeting minutes and subsequent partner press releases…

Individual photons and photon pairs shed light on molecular fingerprints
October 01, 2020

The new research project FastGhost has started. Find out what you can expect from FastGhost:

While we typically do not think of atoms in a molecule as moving around, molecules can stretch along their bonds, vibrate around their centres of mass and rotate around their axes. The frequencies (or corresponding wavelengths) at which these motions occur are characteristic and unique for each molecule, creating what is known as a spectral fingerprint. The molecular fingerprint region of the electromagnetic spectrum (the mid-infrared, or mid-IR region) is of tremendous interest because it provides a non-invasive way to identify and quantify molecules. The partners of the EU-funded FastGhost project intend to manipulate single photons and photon pairs to deliver a ground-breaking quantum imaging system for the mid-IR region targeting the medical sciences.

The three-year project is part of the Future Emerging Technologies (FET) program within Horizon 2020 (grant agreement n. 899580) dedicated to cutting-edge technology research projects.

Learn more about the FastGhost consortium

 

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 899580.