P R O J E C T   H I P
HIP EU STREP 221889 (7th FP)

Title: Hybrid Information Processing
Duration: 1/11/2008 - 31/10/2011
Coordinator: Prof. Fabrizio Illuminatti (Universita Degli Studi Di Salerno, Italy)

Universita degli Studi di Salerno, Italy (Prof. Fabrizio Illuminatti)
Imperial College, London, United Kingdom (Prof. Ed Hinds)
University of Ulm, Germany (Prof. Martin Plenio)
University of Leeds, United Kingdom (Prof. Tim Spiller)
Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet, Heidelberg, Germany (Prof. Jian-Wei Pan)
Technische Universitaet Wien, Austria (Prof. Joerg Schmiedmayer)
Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia (Prof. Vladimír Bužek)
Universita degli Studi di Camerino, Italy (Prof. Stefano Mancini)
National Institute of Informatics, Japan (Prof. Kae Nemoto)
The University of Queensland, Australia (Prof. Gerard Milburn)

Project Goals: Scaling quantum information processors beyond the present small-scale devices is challenging as communication between parts of the processor, single site addressability and scaling are difficult to reconcile.

HIP addresses these issues with the experimental realization of elementary hybrid atom-photon devices, and the theoretical development of schemes for their integration on platforms capable of being miniaturized and scaled up in functional networks. The main experimental platform on which this goal will be pursued are atom chips structures on which optical micro-cavities will be integrated. These devices will then be connected with optical fibres to form a network. With increasing size of the quantum information processor the detailed verification of its functionality is a task that is growing exponentially in the system size. HIP will address this issue with the development of theoretical methods for the efficient and quantitative verification of key properties of quantum information processors and their experimental implementation.

Researchers: Vladimír Bužek, Mário Ziman, Martin Plesch, Peter Staňo, Michal Sedlák, Peter Rapčan, Tomáš Rybár, Daniel Nagaj