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“Un moment de convivialité” between the QSE Center and its community

— On April 26, the QSE Center hosted its General Assembly, bringing together EPFL quantum researchers and students at all levels to meet, share their research, and learn more about the role of the QSE Center. 

A fully-packaged hybrid integrated erbium-laser based on silicon nitride photonic integrated circuit. EPFL/Andrea Bancora & Yang Liu CC-BY-SA 4.0

Miniaturizing a laser on a photonic chip

— Scientists at EPFL have successfully miniaturized a powerful erbium-based fiber laser on a silicon-nitride photonic chip. Since typical erbium-based fiber lasers are large and difficult to scale down, the breakthrough promises major advances in optical communications and sensing technologies.

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QSE Center distributes QTNet funding for quantum hardware at EPFL

— The QSE Center has distributed funding from the ETH-Domain Quantum-Technology Network (QTNet) to 11 quantum researchers at EPFL for procuring quantum hardware to develop and employ applicatons of quantum technologies.

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Two new quantum professors hired at EPFL

— The Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology has announced the appointment of Prof. Thomas Vidick as Full Professor of Computer Science and Communication Systems in the School of Computer and Communication Sciences (IC) and Dr. Nikita Kavokine as Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry in the School of Basic Sciences (SB).

Superconducting qubits "hear" sounds, leading to new types of errors. Credit: Shingo Kono and Xuxin Wang (EPFL)

Mechanical vibrations cause errors in superconducting qubits

— Scientists at EPFL have found that mechanical vibrations in refrigerators used to cool superconducting quantum computers can cause errors, offering new insights for improving quantum computing.

Lithium tantalate photonic integrated circuits. Credit: Nikolai Kuznetcov (EPFL)

A new, low-cost, high-efficiency photonic integrated circuit

— Researchers at EPFL have developed scalable photonic integrated circuits, based on lithium tantalate, marking a significant advancement in optical technologies with potential to widespread commercial applications.

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