Most current day technologies are based on our understanding of quantum effects. Despite quantum mechanics being more than one hundred years old, we are now entering a second quantum technological revolution that aims at exploiting the laws of quantum mechanics to increase the performance in the way we encode, manipulate, and transmit information. This new paradigm requires the development of a completely new set of materials, devices, and protocols, which are known collectively as Quantum Technologies.
CNR-IFN has a long-standing experience in advanced microfabrication, photonics, and nanotechnologies. Taking advantage of this expertise, researchers at CNR-IFN will investigate novel quantum physical phenomena that can provide advanced performances in computation, communication and sensing.
This innovation effort at CNR-IFN is organized in the following research activities: