WG2: Applications

Leader:
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
Marco Avesani Universita' degli studi di Padova
Laszlo Bacsardi University of West Hungary
Angelo Bassi University of Trieste
James Bateman Swansea University
Robert Bedington Centre for Quantum Technologies
Csaba Benedek ArchEnergy Cluster
Cristian Bonato Heriot-Watt University
Jean-Philippe Bourgoin Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo
David Edward Bruschi University of York
Ernst-Jan Buis TNO
Félix Bussières University of Geneva - ID Quantique
Dmitry Bykov Institute for Experimental Physics, University of Innsbruck
Humeyra Caglayan Tampere University of Technology
Olivier Carraz RHEA for ESA
Edoardo Charbon EPFL
Catalina Oana Curceanu LNF-INFN
Eleni Diamanti CNRS, Sorbonne Université
Francisco Diaz-Otero University of Vigo
Bob Dirks TNO
Pedro Duque Lusospace Lda
Kadir Durak özyeğin university
Omid Faizy Namarvar LPT-IRSAMC & CEMES-CNRS
Stefan Filipp IBM Research - Zurich
Matthias Fink Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information - Vienna
Naceur Gaaloul Institute of Quantum Optics / Leibniz University of Hanover
Santanu Ganguly Cisco Systems, Liverpool John Moores University
Remi GEIGER SYRTE, Paris Observatory
Nicolas Gisin Group of Applied Physics University of Geneva Switzerland
Daniel Granados Fundacion IMDEA Nanociencia
Paul Griffin University of Strathclyde
Jens Grosse University Bremen & DLR Bremen
Mircea Guina Tampere University of Technology
S. Deniz Han İstanbul University
Sriram Hariharan Ferdinand-Braun-Institute, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik
Antoine Heidmann ENS and University Pierre and Marie Curie
Ronald Holzwarth Menlo Systems GmbH
Radu Ionicioiu Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH)
Ulrich Johann Airbus Defence & Space (Retired)
Rainer Kaltenbaek Austrian Academy of Sciences
Jean Lautier-Gaud Muquans
Jose Leitao Instituto de Telecomunicacoes
Bruno Leone European Space Agency
Ahmed M. Farouk Al-Azhar University, Faculty of Science, Mathematics Department
Jean Pierre Marburger JGU Mainz
Marco Mariola University of KwaZulu-Natal
Luca Mazzarella University of Strathclyde
Miralem Mehic University of Sarajevo
James Millen King's College London
Jarosław Miszczak Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics, Polish Academy of Sciences
Gavin Morley University of Warwick
Sebastian Philipp Neumann Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
Daniel Oi University of Strathclyde
Yasser Omar Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon
Christoph Pacher Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Sorin Paraoanu Aalto University
Emanuele Pelucchi Tyndall National Institute
Marco Pezzutto Instituto De Telecomunicações and Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa
Christopher Pugh University of Waterloo
Mohsen Razavi University of Leeds
Jelmer Renema Universiteit Twente
Stefan Riedl Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
Albert Roura Ulm University
Dondu Sahin University of Bristol
Bernhard Sang OHB System AG
Matteo Schiavon University of Padova
Stephan Schiller Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Stephan Seidel Leibniz Universität Hannover
Rui Semide Lusospace Lda
German Sinuco Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sussex
Guglielmo M. Tino Università di Firenze, LENS, INFN
Marius Trușculescu Institute of Space Science
Mathias Van Den Bossche Thales Alenia Space
Francesco Vedovato University of Padova
Araceli Venegas-Gomez University of Strathclyde
Paolo Villoresi University of Padova INF-CNR
David Vitali University of Camerino
Wolf von Klitzing IESL-FORTH
Harald Weinfurter University of Munich
André Wenzlawski Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
Lisa Woerner ZARM / University Bremen
Hugo Zbinden GAP Quantum Technologies. University of Geneva
Yao Zhou Austrian Academy of Sciences - Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information
Zoltán Zimborás Wigner Research Centre for Physics