The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) reappointed Kevin Resch, interim director of IQC, as Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Optical Quantum Technologies. The five-year Tier II appointment, will allow Resch and his team to bring three streams of optics research together in order accelerate the development of quantum technologies.
Exploring how biological processes use quantum effects and developing new nanowire arrays to detect light at the single photon level are two of 10 projects being funded by more than $900,000 from the Quantum Quest Seed Fund.
The funding program, which will launch its third cycle in this spring, promotes the development of new ideas and applications for quantum devices.
New $2.7 million project funded by Department of National Defence will develop technology for quantum radar.
Stealth aircraft in the Canadian arctic will be no match for a new quantum radar system.
Researchers at the University of Waterloo are developing a new technology that promises to help radar operators cut through heavy background noise and isolate objects —including stealth aircraft and missiles— with unparalleled accuracy.