Our research aims to develop quantum technologies for emerging applications in quantum information science. Our work spans applied and fundamental aspects of quantum communication, from QKD prototypes to teleportation, in the lab and in real world networks. We are developing key enabling quantum technologies including photon sources, interfaces and detectors. Underlying this we have activities in quantum metrology to better characterise these emerging quantum technologies and applications as well as exploiting them for sensing and imaging, for example, in biophotonics.

QTech News

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We've just been awarded an Innosuisse grant, funded by the Swiss Innovation Agency, to work on the development of a new generation of SNSPDs (Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors) to deliver cutting-edge performance for commercial quantum…
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The GMP Photonics second prize was awarded by General Microtechnology & Photonics (GMP) to Alberto Boaron and Davide Rusca for their experimental and theoretical work on quantum key distribution, under the direction of Prof. Hugo Zbinden. Intended…
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L'Union Européenne a sélectionné 38 institutions, dont 4 genevoises, pour travailler sur le projet OPEN-QKD (Quantum Key Distribution). Objectif, créer un système de communication ultra sécurisé dans divers domaine, notamment la finance.
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There aren’t many researchers who’ve chosen a lateral point of entry into their field. If you start an academic career later in life, you often have to overcome very specific hurdles. But your previous experience can also help you to find your place…
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The Quantum Technologies group is part of the Open European Quantum Key Distribution Testbed project, which has just started. A test quantum communication infrastructure will be set up in several European countries, including in Geneva Switzerland.…
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Euronews visited QRANGE partners at the Université de Genève and ID Quantique, as well as the Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (ICFO) and Quside, in Geneva and Barcelona recently to talk about quantum random numbers, communication, and the Quantum…
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The QRANGE project, part of the quantum flagship initiative, and led by Hugo Zbinden at the University of Geneva, had the second of its consortium meetings in Stuttgart recently.
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Some of our recent work on QKD over more than 400km was recently highlighted in a Scientific American article on progress towards a future quantum-enabled communication network.
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Our recent demonstration of a secret key exchange over a record distance of 421 km of optical fibre has been published in PRL as an Editor's suggestion as well as being featured in Physics Viewpoint. We push the limits to new heights by optimising…
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The Quantum Technologies group at the University of Geneva will lead on of the Quantum Technologies Flagship projects in a ten-year work programme with the ambitious long-term vision, to: • Consolidate and expand European scientific leadership and…