Quantum technologies are revolutionizing many applications, like security, sensing, metrology or computing. Photonic integration can be applied to quantum optic systems to improve their performance and reliability, while lowering their cost and size, and scaling up their complexity.
VLC Photonics has been actively contributing to this field for many years. Recent research activities of VLC Photonics founders David Domenech, Pascual Muñoz and José Capmany were focused on the photonic integration of random number generators. Their findings, together with other researchers from ICFO and CNR, are summarized in an article recently published in the third volume of scientific journal Optica:
Carlos Abellan, Waldimar Amaya, David Domenech, Pascual Muñoz, Jose Capmany, Stefano Longhi, Morgan W. Mitchell, and Valerio Pruneri, “Quantum entropy source on an InP photonic integrated circuit for random number generation,” Optica 3, 989-994 (2016)
If you are intersted in learning about this emerging field, there will be soon a Presidency event on Quantum Technologies, on the 16-17th Feb in Malta, were Iñigo Artundo from VLC will participate in a round table and also on the QuantERA proposers event.
Additionally, VLC Photonics contributions in quantum optics were acknowledged by the European Commission, when its CEO Iñigo Artundo was selected to be one of the members of the Expert Group on Quantum Optics Flagship, a High Level Steering Committee focused on transparent cooperation together with academic and industrial stakeholders and Member states to help defining the upcoming program (link).