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Integrated photonic circuits could help close the 'terahertz gap'

— EPFL researchers have collaborated with those at Harvard and ETH Zurich on a new thin-film circuit that, when connected to a laser beam, produces finely tailorable terahertz-frequency waves. The device opens up a world of potential applications in optics and telecommunications.

A superconducting circuit optomechanical graphene lattice. Credit: Andrea Bancora (EPFL)

Optomechanics simulates graphene lattices

— Scientists at EPFL have overcome the scaling challenges of quantum optomechanical systems and realized the first superconducting circuit optomechanical graphene lattice.

The photonic integrated circuits used in this study. Credit: Tobias Kippenberg (EPFL)

Photonics chip allows light amplification

— Scientists at EPFL have developed photonic integrated circuits that demonstrated a new principle of light amplification on a silicon chip. It can be employed for optical signals like those used in Lidar, trans-oceanic fiber amplifiers or in data center telecommunications.

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QSE Center organizes first IBM-EPFL Workshop on Quantum Algorithms

— The first IBM-EPFL Workshop on Quantum Algorithms organized by the Center for Quantum Science and Engineering (QSE) brought together experts from across Switzerland for two days of sharing and advancing research.

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New Swiss Quantum Initiative and Commission created

— The EPFL Center for Quantum Science and Engineering (QSE Center) warmly welcomes the creation of the Swiss Quantum Initiative and Swiss Quantum Commission, hosted by the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) and mandated by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI). 

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Junior Quantum Seminar Series holds inaugural meeting

— On 25 October the first meeting of the Junior Quantum Seminar Series took place. This series brings together junior researchers – PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers – to share their work with one another, and encourage scientific cross-fertilization and knowledge transfer between EPFL’s many groups focusing on quantum physics.

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