NSF EQuIP-RAISE Funds Awarded to CQuIC Faculty Associate Saikat Guha: CQuIC to Collaborate

October 1, 2018 - Gloria Cordova

“The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $31 million for fundamental quantum research” under its EQuIP-RAISE program “that will enable the United States to lead a new quantum technology revolution.” One project led by CQuIC’s Faculty Associate, Saikat Guha of the University of Arizona received $750K for the theoretical design and nanophotonic development of continuous-variable all-photonic quantum repeaters for long distance entanglement distribution. Prof. Guha and his co-PIs will collaborate with Dr. Rafael Alexander of CQuIC, on the theoretical portion of this project, specifically on efficient generation and designs of fault-tolerant non-Gaussian optical cluster states for quantum error correction against photon losses, to mimic the effect of quantum memories in a traditional repeater design.