QUILT Autumn School “Quantum-Enhanced Imaging and Spectroscopy”

Jena / August 13, 2018

Within the Fraunhofer Lighthouse Project QUILT (Quantum Methods for Advanced Imaging Solutions), the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF from Jena, Germany, together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM from Freiburg, Germany, will organize an Autumn School on Quantum-Enhanced Imaging & Spectroscopy at the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, from September 9-12, 2018.

© Fraunhofer IOF
Stable polarization entangled photon source for quantum key distribution
© Fraunhofer IPM
Source of entangled photons: spontaneous parametric down conversion in a non-linear crystal.

In recent years, important milestones have been reached in quantum science with the generation, manipulation of tailor-made quantum states and their exploitation for communications, computing, simulation and sensing/metrology. Correlated or entangled photons generated far from degeneracy may open up new pathways for imaging and sensing applications across the electromagnetic spectrum away from the “silicon range”.


Organizer: Fraunhofer Gesellschaft (IOF/IPM)

Time: Sunday, Sept. 9 (afternoon) – to Wednesday, Sept. 12, after lunch

Location: Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany

Registration & Information: https://www.iof.fraunhofer.de/quilt


For this year’s Autumn School on “Quantum-Enhanced Imaging and Spectroscopy” we have invited scientists from the leading research groups in the field as lecturers. The convention at the Physikzentrum shall create an opportunity to get first-hand information on current trends and to discuss fundamental and applied aspects in the fields of sources, methods and applications. To this end, the Autumn School brings together the QUILT community and invites interested parties from industry and research. The schedule features lectures on Quantum Imaging topics which cover both basic aspects as well as current research in the field, and includes ample time for lively discussions.

Fraunhofer Lighthouse Project QUILT

The QUILT consortium combines world-renowned expertise in quantum physical fundamental research with both excellence in applied science and engineering as well as mature technology platforms. As such, it aims at identifying so-called quantum benefits in imaging and spectroscopy with a focus on application scenarios. These efforts relate to the three specific fields of Short-Wave Imaging (UV-Imaging), Ghost Imaging and Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy / Imaging, as well as complementary enabling Core Technologies.