News & Results

FBK AT THE QUANTUM TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE in BERLIN

September 10-12, 2024

Conference: Fondacione Bruno Kessler gives a talk on „A low-power and low-noise 100×100 SPAD array with in-pixel correlation technique for quantum ghost imaging applications“ at QTech in Berlin, September 10-12, 2024.

 

FBK AT THE SOCIETÀ ITALIANA DI ELETTRONICA 2024 IN GENOVA / ITALY

June 26, 2024

Conference: Fondacione Bruno Kessler gives a talk on „Architectural Modeling and Experimental Characterization of SPAD-based Imager developed for Fast-Quantum Ghost Imaging Applications“ at the SIE in Genova, June 26-28, 2024 .

 

FBK WITH MORE EXCITING DETAILS ABOUT CMOS IMAGE SENSORS

May 21, 2024

Lecture notes: The seminar series will be continued… meet FBK at the young dynamic and international Università del Salento in Lecce / Italy with further input on „R&D on CMOS image sensors at Fondazione Bruno Kessler“.

 

FASTGHOST – 899580 – MILESTONE 5 SUCCESSFULLY REACHED

March 03, 2024

Notification: Thanks to the active support of all partners, the mechanical frame and optical assembly of the integrated microscopy demonstrator are finished.

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FBK PARTICIPATES IN TRAINING AND FURTHER EDUCATION IN THE UK

November 07, 2023

Lecture notes: Our project partner FBK supports students internationally and gives an exciting seminar on the latest „R&D on CMOS image sensors at Fondazione Bruno Kessler“ at the University of Edinburgh / UK.

INVITED TALK OF PROJECT PARTNER FBK AT THE ICICDT 2023 IN TOKYO / JAPAN

September 27, 2023

Conference: Fondacione Bruno Kessler is invited to give a talk on „Enabling Quantum Imaging Applications with CMOS SPAD arrays“ at the International Conference on IC Design and Technology in Tokyo, September 25-28, 2023.

BECOME A RESEARCH ASSOCIATE IN QUANTUM IMAGING 

September 15, 2023

Join a collegial and open-minded team, working on challenging R&D topics and do not miss out on personal and professional development opportunities and the chance to network with leading industry partners and research groups!  Apply now! 

FASTGHOST AT THE  IEEE 49th EUROPEAN SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS CONFERENCE IN LISBON / PORTUGAL

September 11-14, 2023
Conference: Meet FBK at the IEEE conference in Lisbon and learn more about our latest results on SPAD arrays in the “Imagers & Vision Sensors” session on Tuesday.
 
September 12, 2023 / 3.50 p.m.
A 100×100 CMOS SPAD Array with In-Pixel Correlation
Techniques for Fast Quantum Ghost Imaging Applications

M. Gandola [1], E. Manuzzato [1],[2], M. Perenzoni [1],[3], F. Dal Farra [2], V. Flavio Gili [4],[5], D. Dupish [4], A. Vega [4], T. Pertsch [4],[5], F. Setzpfandt [4],[5], L. Gasparini [1]

[1] Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
[2] University of Trento, Italy
[3] Sony Semiconductor Solutions Europe, Italy
[4] Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany
[5] Fraunhofer
IOF, Germany

Speaker: Dr. Massimo Gandola • Fondazione Bruno Kessler Trento/ITA

FASTGHOST AT THE LASER WORLD OF QUANTUM 2023:

»We are very pleased to have presented our results to the quantum community from industry and science. Thank you for fruitful discussions & please feel free to get in touch with us again.«

SPOOKY IMAGING FOR BIOMEDICAL SENSING
June 28, 2023 / 2:00 – 2:30 p.m

1st Public Workshop • Forum World of Quantum • Munich

Introducing FastGhost • Dr. Valerio Flavio Gili • Fraunhofer IOF, Jena/GER 
Single-pixel Detector • Dr. Mario Castaneda • Single Quantum BV, Delft/NLD 
SPAD Array • Dr. Massimo Gandola • Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento/ITA 

The FastGhost consortium of partners Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Single Quantum BV, Fraunhofer IOF, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, and Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan aims to move the scheme of ghost imaging from academic curiosity towards applications by extending the spectral range into the mid-infrared and by making it run on a scanning microscope system. The latest results and achievements from the FastGhost project will be presented and discussed.
 
Chair: Dr. Stephanie Hesse-Ertelt • Fraunhofer IOF, Jena/GER
MEET FASTGHOST AT THE LASER WORLD OF QUANTUM 2023
IN MUNICH / GERMANY
June 27-30, 2023

Announcement: FastGhost plans to present latest results at LASER World of QUANTUM 2023 in Munich / Germany and looks forward to exchanging ideas with other experts of the quantum community. Meet us on June 28, 2023 between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on the application panel, listen to the talks and get involved in the panel discussion. 

LEARN MORE HERE!

FASTGHOST – 899580 – MILESTONE 2 SUCCESSFULLY REACHED

June 28, 2023

Notification: Thanks to the active support of all partners, the SPAD array camera with at least 100×100 pixels capable of capturing & timing 106 individual photon detection events at 600 nm is demonstrated.

FASTGHOST – 899580 – MILESTONE 1 SUCCESSFULLY REACHED

June 02, 2023

Notification: Thanks to the active support of all partners, high-efficiency single photon detectors for 4 µm photon wavelength with dark counts smaller than 10000 per second are developed.

 

FASTGHOST – 899580 – MILESTONE 3 SUCCESSFULLY REACHED

March 31, 2023

Notification: Thanks to the active support of all partners, the high-resolution MIR Ghost Imaging with a spatial resolution of at least 10 µm at 4 µm is experimentally demonstrated.

SQ AT THE AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY MARCH MEETING IN LAS VEGAS

March 05-10, 2023

Exhibition: Single Quantum is going to attend the APS March Meeting in Las Vegas, glad to share the booth with Quantum Design US, booth #321.

Check the interactive exhibit map!

SQ AT THE MATCHMAKING EVENT OF THE  NANO TECH JAPAN EXPO 2023 

January 30 – February 03, 2023

Exhibition: Meet Single Quantum at the the Nanotech within the Holland Pavilion. The Nanotech Expo is the largest Asian trade fair in this field, and in this edition focuses on quantum and photonic technologies.

FASTGHOST PARTNERS AT THE SPIE PHOTONICS WEST IN SAN FRANCISCO

January 28 – February 02, 2023

Exhibition: Meet Fraunhofer IOF at booth #4105 presenting quantum technological developments and meet SQ’s application engineers as well.  SPIE PW is one of the largest international trade fairs in the field of optics and photonics.

Selection of project results: QGI-Setup
D6.3 / Fig. 1: Sketch of the setup for Fast Ghost Imaging. D6.3 will be published soon @CORDIS

DEMO: IMAGE ACQUISITION TIME BELOW ONE SECOND

November 30, 2022

Deliverable D6.3: The Quantum Ghost Imaging (QGI) setup is optimized in terms of photon-pair flux, and correlation electronics, with the goal of acquiring QGI images within 1 s exposure time. D6.3 will be published soon @CORDIS.

FASTGHOST – 899580 – PROJECT DURATION EXTENDED

October 10, 2022

Notification: The project duration of FastGhost was extended by nine months  due to pandemic-related restrictions and resource bottlenecks. 
New project term is from October 1st, 2020 to June 30th, 2024.

SQ AT THE INTERNATIONAL QUANTUM MATTER CONFERENCE IN BARCELONA

June 21-23, 2022

Conference: Bringing together various communities involved in quantum information & quantum matter science and technologies to encourage the incubation of new ideas & collaborations at the forefront of quantum technology.

FBK AT THE INTERNATIONAL SPAD SENSOR WORKSHOP 2022

June 13-15, 2022

Webinar: Our partner Fondacione Bruno Kessler is invited to give a talk on „Fast Quantum Ghost imaging with SPADs: from basics to experimental validation with smart sensor architectures“ online at the ISSW 2022 .

FASTGHOST AT THE LASER WORLD OF QUANTUM 2022 IN MUNICH

April 26-29, 2022

Exhibition: Some partners present their quantum technological developments at their booths: IOF: A4/180 & B4/239, SQ: A4/225. The LASER World of QUANTUM is celebrating its premiere this year at the world’s leading trade fair for photonics.

EPIC ONLINE MEETING ON SINGLE PHOTON SOURCES AND DETECTORS

March 21, 2022

Webinar: Cutting-edge technologies paving the way for versatile and efficient pure single-photon sources and detection schemes with low dark count rates, high saturation levels, and high detection efficiencies are discussed.

BREAKTHROUGH FOR QUANTUM OPTICS WITH INTEGRATED PHOTONIC CHIPS

January 04, 2022

Newsletter: Trento’s Quantum Science and Technology works with the quantum optics of ghost imaging and undetected photon spectroscopy to create environmental and medical monitoring systems… (Article in Italian)

THE NEW STANDARD IN SINGLE PHOTON DETECTION USING SINGLE QUANTUM’S SUPERCONDUCTING NANOWIRE SINGLE PHOTON DETECTION (SNSPD) SYSTEM

December 07, 2021

Webinar: In this lecture, Single Quantum introduces the operation principle of the SNSPDs and presents the newest developments of their technology.

FASTGHOST HAS CONCLUDED ITS FIRST ONLINE REVIEW MEETING

October 20, 2021

Notification: Thanks to the active support of all partners, the consortium has successfully passed its 1st review by monitors and project officer.

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FRAUNHOFER IOF AT THE PHOTONICS DAYS BERLIN BRANDENBURG 2021 

October 06, 2021
Conference talk: Do not miss the lecture by FastGhost coordinator Markus Gräfe at 5:30 p.m. CET on „Sensing with photon pairs“ at the Berlin Quantum Technology Symposium of the Photonics Days Berlin Brandenburg.

Selection of project results: Proof of concept
D6.1 / Fig. 2: Single photon count rates of the VIS detector.

DEMO: GHOST IMAGING WITH SPAD ARRAY DEMONSTRATED

July 15, 2021

Deliverable D6.1: A low-resolution imaging system using available SPAD arrays limited to only a few hundreds of individual pixels is implemented to demonstrate Ghost Imaging without the need for optical delay lines…

QUANTUM PHOTONICS SK2900 – AN INTRODUCTION FOR EXPERIMENTALISTS

May 30, 2021

Lecture notes: The aim of these notes are to introduce students to the field of quantum photonics and give them an understanding of the underlying physical conceptsby Val Zwiller and Stephan Steinhauer / KTH.

FASTGHOST GAINED ATTENTION BY THE THE QUANTUM INSIDER

December 28, 2020

TQI #21: Another exciting one is a project … called FastGhost… 
Manipulate single photons and photon pairs to deliver a ground-breaking quantum imaging system for the mid-IR region targeting the medical sciences…

NEW RESEARCH INTO QUANTUM MICROSCOPY

December 21, 2020

Press release: Val Zwiller, Professor of Quantum Nanophotonics, is one of the members of a European research project into Quantum Nanotechnology that has received an EU grant of €3 million…
Read more about FastGhost partner KTH

FASTGHOST ON SOCIAL MEDIA – LAUNCHING OF TWITTER ACCOUNT

December 11, 2020

FASTGHOST ON SOCIAL MEDIA – LAUNCHING OF LINKEDIN ACCOUNT

December 10, 2020

SEEING THE INVISIBLE WITH THE FASTGHOST QUANTUM MICROSCOPE

December 09, 2020

Press release: A new research project funded by the European Union, whose partners also include FBK, aims to create a cutting-edge microscopy technique that will lead to important applications.
Read more about FastGhost partner FBK

SETTING UP THE PLAN OF EXPLORATION AND DISSEMINATION OF RESULTS

December 09, 2020

The freshly submitted deliverable D2.2 provides the plan for dissemination, exploitation, and communication of FastGhost results. STAY TUNED!

FASTGHOST DEVELOPS A NEW MICROSCOPE FOR QUANTUM IMAGING 

November 30, 2020

Press release: The FastGhost project… coordinated by the Fraunhofer IOF aims to translate quantum ghost imaging from an experimental approach into usable technology…
Read more about FastGhost partner IOF

 

LAUNCHING OF PROJECT WEBSITE WITH PROJECT LOGO AND WEB 2.0 PLATFORM

November 30, 2020

Deliverable D2.1: Fraunhofer IOF set up a web page and Web 2.0 tools dedicated to inform potential users of quantum technology and the broader public about project progress and capabilities of the developed technologies

INDIVIDUAL PHOTONS & PHOTON PAIRS SHED LIGHT ON MOLEC. FINGERPRINTS

October 20, 2020

Deliverable D1.1: The consortium of five partners officially started with a virtual kickoff event on October 20, 2020.
Find more info at the kickoff meeting minutes and subsequent partner press releases…

Individual photons and photon pairs shed light on molecular fingerprints
October 01, 2020

The new research project FastGhost has started. Find out what you can expect from FastGhost:

While we typically do not think of atoms in a molecule as moving around, molecules can stretch along their bonds, vibrate around their centres of mass and rotate around their axes. The frequencies (or corresponding wavelengths) at which these motions occur are characteristic and unique for each molecule, creating what is known as a spectral fingerprint. The molecular fingerprint region of the electromagnetic spectrum (the mid-infrared, or mid-IR region) is of tremendous interest because it provides a non-invasive way to identify and quantify molecules. The partners of the EU-funded FastGhost project intend to manipulate single photons and photon pairs to deliver a ground-breaking quantum imaging system for the mid-IR region targeting the medical sciences.

The three-year project is part of the Future Emerging Technologies (FET) program within Horizon 2020 (grant agreement n. 899580) dedicated to cutting-edge technology research projects.

Learn more about the FastGhost consortium

 

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 899580.