Quantum Repeater Workshop 2011

Th, 01.12.2011 00:00  –   Fr, 02.12.2011 00:00
Prof. Dr. Dieter Meschede
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Hauptstr. 5, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany

Contact person:
Prof. Dr. Dieter Meschede,



The research network Quantum Communication (Q.com) focuses on investigating the concept of long distance communication. Here the repeater amplifier of classical long distance communication links is replaced by a quantum repeater. Quantum repeater devices require components which are also essential for other applications of quantum information processing.

In order to construct a quantum repeater and establish a quantum technology with even farther reaching applications, a high level of integration of different underlying basic technologies is mandatory. The participants of the Q-com-research network from quantum optics (Q.com-Q), semiconductor pyhsics (Q-com-H), and electrical engineering (Q.com-N) are continuing the efforts that were initiated during the project's first funding period. The aim is to complete the projects till 2017. Internal network communications and the research results of the first funding period have led to new joint projects which underlining the network advantages of Q-com.

Q-Com is expecting technological progress in the following areas:

development of high-class fiber optical resonators
microstructuring of optical components
integration and optimization of semi-conductor photon sources and supra-conducting photon detectors
novel electronic components for the quantum regime and wave length transformators
conceptional and theory driven progress in the field of certification and platform-independent security