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Quantera Project ORQUID

ERA-NET Cofund in Quantum Technologies
From 2018 to 2021 - https://www.quantera.eu/

ORQUID will explore the new possibility of using single organic molecules as the interface between three quanta – photons, electrons, phonons. First, single molecules will interact with light in waveguides and cavities to generate and detect single photons, providing immediate impact in quantum photonics. Second, single molecules will detect single moving charges in nano-electronic circuits to provide quantum coherent information exchange between these charges and the external world. Third, molecules embedded in nanomechanical devices and two-dimensional materials will measure nanoscale forces and displacements, which are keys to developing mechanical quantum systems and understanding nanomachinery. By developing these three interfaces on a common platform, we will create a versatile hybrid system, a major advance in the technology of quantum devices.



  • Costanza Toninelli, coordinator ; CNR, Firenze, Italy
  • Michel Orrit, MONOS, Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands
  • Frank Koppens, ICFO, Barcelona, Spain
  • Wolfram Pernice, Westfaelische Wilhelms- Universitaet Muenster (WWU), Germany
  • Ed Hinds & Alex Clark Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine (IMP), London, Great-Britain
  • Bolesław Kozankiewicz& Irena Deperasinska, Polish Academy of Sciences (IFPAN), Poland
  • Claire Kammerer & André Gourdon ; CNRS, CEMES, Toulouse, France


Contact : André Gourdon