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
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
Miniaturised single photon detectors based on a conventional CMOS fabrication technology (the same as used for microchips or sensors in mobile phone cameras) now make this possible. CMOS SPADs offer both single photon sensitivity and high precision time of arrival detection.
Today’s digital cameras capture photons in packets of 10-100 thousand and provide them for external display or recording at fraction of second intervals. QuantiC is developing cameras operating 10 thousand times faster whilst timing photons with 10’s of picosecond precision. Positron emission tomography (PET), fluorescence imaging and optical LIDAR are prominent applications.
QuantIC is using its unique access to the latest STMicroelectronics technologies to deliver time-resolved CMOS SPAD sensors in a number of formats (point, line and image sensors) addressing the following market areas:
• Medical imaging • Defence and security • Spectroscopy • Optical communications • Microscopy and biological imaging • Scientific research instrumentation