EPIQUS aims to demonstrate a cheap, easy-to-use, performant Quantum Simulator (QS) based on full integration of silicon nitride photonics with silicon electronics. The core objective of EPIQUS is to set a cornerstone technology – demonstrate the first breakthrough device – which will simulate quantum mechanical problems in a compact device operating at ambient temperatures.
Within EPIQUS we will develop a 3D-integrated quantum simulator hardware, where a reconfigurable quantum photonic circuit will be monolithically integrated on the same Si chip hosting scalable arrays of single photon avalanche detectors operating at ~ 850nm and at room temperatures. Our consortium will build an integrated system, in which on the “software level” quantum algorithms will sustain the quantum simulation results from the hardware. EPIQUS will envision scalability up to 50 qubits using the proposed breakthrough technology.
EPIQUS is a project funded by the European Union within the FETOPEN-01-2018-2019-2020 topic of the Excellent Science – Future and Emerging Technologies section of the Horizon 2020 (H2020) Framework Programme, which supports the early-stages of the science and technology research and innovation around new ideas towards radically new future technologies.
FBK coordinates the project (M. Ghulinyan), develops the quantum photonic chips with monolithically integrated SPAD devices and the chip readout electronics.