WG2: Applications

Rainer Kaltenbaek
University of Vienna

Vice Leader:
Yasser Omar
Universidade de Lisboa


Recent progress in space technology has rendered space a promising platform for harnessing quantum technology for novel applications as well as for tests on the foundations of physics. This progress has been paralleled by impressive developments in several fields of quantum technology, in particular: atom interferometry, atomic clocks, optical quantum communication, high-mass matter-wave interferometry and quantum optomechanics. 

Atom interferometers and atomic clocks have become versatile tools for high-precision metrology in ground-based experiments, and these technologies promise further advances in high-precision metrology for space-based applications. 

Optical quantum communication promises ultra-secure quantum key distribution and the establishment of global quantum networks. 

High-mass matter-wave interferometry promises the design of novel tests on the foundations of physics as well as a potential further improvement to high-sensitivity metrology. 

Quantum optomechanics aims at pushing optical interferometry to its ultimate performance limits, reaching out to gravitational-wave detection. It also promises to find applications in quantum-information processing, e.g., in quantum sensing, quantum memories and quantum transducers. 

Harnessing such novel developments in a space environment promises to lead to a host of novel space-based applications in quantum technology. 

WG2 will investigate the potential of quantum technology for future space-based applications.  We will identify potential applications besides fundamental tests of physics, and will aim at establishing links to industrial partners for future implementations of space-based technology. 

WG2 will work towards establishing a feasible roadmap from proof-of-principle demonstrations to future applications, and will investigate the need of society and industry for quantum technology in space. 


WG2 Members

Aidan Arnold University of Strathclyde - UK
Marco Avesani Universita' degli studi di Padova - Italy
Laszlo Bacsardi University of West Hungary - Hungary
Angelo Bassi University of Trieste - Italy
James Bateman Swansea University - UK
Robert Bedington Centre for Quantum Technologies - Singapore
Jean-Philippe Bourgoin Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo - Canada
David Edward Bruschi University of York - UK
Ernst-Jan Buis TNO - the Netherlands
Félix Bussières University of Geneva - ID Quantique - Switzerland
Humeyra Caglayan Tampere University of Technology - Finland
Olivier Carraz RHEA for ESA - NL
Edoardo Charbon EPFL - Switzerland
Catalina Oana Curceanu LNF-INFN - Italy
Francisco Diaz-Otero University of Vigo - Spain
Bob Dirks TNO - The Netherlands
Pedro Duque Lusospace Lda - Portugal
Omid Faizy Namarvar LPT-IRSAMC & CEMES-CNRS - France
Matthias Fink Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information - Vienna - Austria
Naceur Gaaloul Institute of Quantum Optics / Leibniz University of Hanover - Germany
Nicolas Gisin Group of Applied Physics University of Geneva Switzerland - Switzerland
Mircea Guina Tampere University of Technology - Finland
S. Deniz Han İstanbul University - Turkey
Antoine Heidmann ENS and University Pierre and Marie Curie - France
Ronald Holzwarth Menlo Systems GmbH - Germany
Radu Ionicioiu Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH) - Romania
Rainer Kaltenbaek University of Vienna - Austria
Jean Lautier-Gaud Muquans - France
Jose Leitao Instituto de Telecomunicaces - Portugal
Bruno Leone European Space Agency - United Kingdom
Ahmed M. Farouk Al-Azhar University, Faculty of Science, Mathematics Department - Egypt
Jean Pierre Marburger JGU Mainz - Germany
Marco Mariola University of KwaZulu-Natal - South Africa
James Millen University of Vienna - Austria
Jarosław Miszczak Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics, Polish Academy of Sciences - Poland
Daniel Oi University of Strathclyde - United Kingdom
Yasser Omar Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon - Portugal
Christoph Pacher Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH - Austria
Sorin Paraoanu Aalto University - Finland
Emanuele Pelucchi Tyndall National Institute - Ireland
Marco Pezzutto Instituto De Telecomunicações and Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa - Portugal
Christopher Pugh University of Waterloo - Canada
Albert Roura Ulm University - Germany
Bernhard Sang OHB System AG - Germany
Matteo Schiavon University of Padova - Italy
Stephan Schiller Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf - Germany
Stephan Seidel Leibniz Universität Hannover - Germany
Rui Semide Lusospace Lda - Portugal
German Sinuco Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sussex - United Kingdom
Guglielmo M. Tino Università di Firenze, LENS, INFN - Italy
Marius Trușculescu Institute of Space Science - Romania
Francesco Vedovato University of Padova - Italy
Paolo Villoresi University of Padova INF-CNR - Italy
David Vitali University of Camerino - Italia
Wolf von Klitzing IESL-FORTH - Greece
Harald Weinfurter University of Munich - Germany
André Wenzlawski Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz - Germany
Hugo Zbinden GAP Quantum Technologies. University of Geneva - Switzerland
Zoltán Zimborás Wigner Research Centre for Physics - Hungary