Engineering researchers and collaborators win $2M NSF EFRI award to add efficiency to integrated quantum photonics
A multi-university and multidisciplinary team of researchers including Philip Feng, associate professor in Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Case Western Reserve, has won a $2-million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support a photonics system integration research project to ultimately reduce the complexity and increase the capacity of quantum information processing for secure communication, metrology, sensing and advanced computing.
The awarded project is through the NSF’s Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) program, in the area of Advancing Communication Quantum Information Research in Engineering (ACQUIRE).
Feng will serve as a co-principal investigator on the EFRI-ACQUIRE initiative, along with researchers from the University of Rochester, University of Chicago, MIT, and collaborators from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Through integrated photonics, high-tech optical systems and high-tech electronics are joined together by transforming all needed optical components onto small chips.
The research is expected to result in a new class of device technologies with previously inaccessible attributes and merits that may eventually have profound commercial impact on the industrial sectors.