PROgraMmable integrated photonic nEuromorphic and quanTum networks for High-speed imaging, communications and sEcUrity applicationS

01 September 2022 → 31 August 2025
European funding: framework programme
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Photonics, light and lighting
Other information
Project description

Bio-inspired and quantum paradigms are two emerging approaches to computing that aim to overcome the limitations of traditional computing methods. The EU-funded PROMETHEUS project will bridge the gap between bio-inspired and quantum computing by developing a common platform that integrates the strengths of both paradigms. The project will focus on creating a photonic integrated platform that combines the scalability of quantum computing with the efficiency of neuromorphic computing. The platform will use a dense reconfigurable silicon waveguide mesh powered by non-volatile barium titanate phase shifters and on-chip spiking lasers, providing low power consumption and high-speed tuning during mesh reconfiguration. The sophisticated electro-optic packaging will enable the PROMETHEUS platform to become a standalone hybrid engine for demanding applications.

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