Reconfigurable superconducting and photonic technologies of the future

01 March 2023 → 28 February 2027
European funding: framework programme
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Photonics, optoelectronics and optical communications
neuromorphic photonics
Other information
Project description

Neuromorphic computing is a growing scientific and industrial field with applications in machine learning, remote sensing, robotics, automotive, biomedical technologies, military, and many more areas. By bringing together industrial and academic partners and by exploiting outcomes via start-ups, we aim to create the foundation of a radically new technology that will put Europe at the forefront of neuromorphic computing. We will provide technology demonstrators for three important areas of future market up-take: (1) online medical image processing of PET scans, (2) quantum ghost imaging, (3) optical fiber dispersion compensation in high-speed telecommunication links (see Section 2). The remarkable ability of superconductors to conduct without dissipation has already led to numerous applications, such as medical devices, fast digital circuits, and sensors. It is only logical to apply this technique to neuromorphic computing where power consumption is a huge bottleneck for scaling up. With our proof of concept, we will overcome this roadblock and enable unprecedented large circuit sizes.

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