Experiment finds way to increase photon efficiency for quantum communications
A team of researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) demonstrated a new type of on-demand single photon generator that can shape photons to increase their efficiency when used in a quantum network.
Next-generation communication networks will rely on the transmission of quantum information. Single photons, as carriers of quantum information, will play an integral role in building these future networks.
The Quantum Quest Seed Fund seeks applications from the broader university community to promote the development and application of new ideas in quantum devices. Funded through the Transformative Quantum Technologies (TQT) initiative, seed grants will be awarded to Waterloo researchers new to the quantum community and with opportunities to apply quantum properties in new or existing systems.