The UK Quantum Showcase demonstrates why others around the world are seeking to copy the UK’s quantum technology approach. It’s little surprise that the UK government is providing additional funding of £315m over the next 5 years. The 2018 UK National Quantum Technology Showcase took place in the prestigious QEII ... read more
Source: Fact Based Insight – prepare for tomorrowNovember 21, 2018
The development of large scale quantum computers is expected to be a decade long journey. Some predict a quantum winter before early investors see returns. This need not be the case for those willing to look more widely. Quantum computing is the poster child of the emerging quantum technology sector. ... read more
Source: Fact Based Insight – prepare for tomorrowOctober 3, 2018
Quantum imaging hub to build on success with £28m funding Imaging and Machine Vision EuropeThe UK quantum enhanced imaging hub, Quantic, has secured £28 million in UK funding to continue development of sensing and imaging equipment using ... read more
Source: Google News – Quantum ImagingJuly 18, 2019
The hub will receive £28m from the UKRI’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to allow it to continue its research, build on existing relationships with industry, and develop new partnerships over the next five years. QuantIC brings together the Universities of Glasgow, Bristol, Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt and Strathclyde and will ... read more
The hub was at the world’s leading trade fair for photonics which took place in Munich from 24-27 June and showcased a number of new research technologies as well industrial partnership projects to highlight how joint academic-industry collaboration was leading to commercialisation of new imaging technologies. Exhibits included an automated ... read more
Robert Hadfield, Professor of Photonics at the University of Glasgow, and QuantIC Co-investigator, has been named as the recipient of the Institute of Physics’ James Joule Medal for distinguished contributions to Applied Physics. The award, named in honour of the English physicist and mathematician, has been presented since 2008 to ... read more
The global gas sensing market was estimated at USD 1.78 billion in 2013 and is projected to be worth USD 2.32 billion by 2018. Gas sensing has relevant applications in sectors such as oil and gas, building and construction, food processing, healthcare and water treatment. There is a gap in the market for low-cost, small-sized, low-power and highly portable remote gas detection system.
This technical feasibility project, lead by M Squared Lasers Ltd, will investigate the gas detection performance capabilities of the prototype Single-Pixel Camera (SPC) in an industrial setting. The project will enable testing of the single pixel camera combined with M Squared Lasers’ tunable mid-IR laser to form an active hyper-spectral imager system. Its sensitivity will be tested at different gas/air concentrations (down to less than 1000 ppm) and at extended distances (up to 10m).
The concept uses a telecoms laser diode to illuminate a scene at 1.65μm, exactly the wavelength corresponding to the absorption of methane gas. This image of the methane cloud is overlaid upon a high resolution RGB image of the overall scene, giving a composite full colour image where the methane appears as a red cloud.
The prototype camera has already demonstrated pure methane detection in a laboratory setting. Our challenge for the next stage of the project will be to increase the sensitivity of the system so that its operational range can be increased to 3 metres or more.