About Us

kuppersAbout CPQM

Welcome to the website of the Skoltech center of Photonics & Quantum Materials (CPQM).

The CPQM was established by the decision of the Skoltech Board of Trustees in March, 2015.

As a part of Skoltech’s vision, we intend to promote a fast transition of novel technological solutions into t and practical implementation in areas of photonics and quantum technologies.

Director: Franko Küppers

Mission

One of the main aim of CPQM is to create a national wide ECOsystem for design and producing of the Photonic Integrated Circuits (PIC) – ECOPIC. The PICs are supposed to play a crucial role in the upcoming technological transition in analog to similar transformation of the electronic integrated circuits several decades  ago. We design, produce, test and demonstrate PICs for low and high frequency applications, PICs for THz technologies, PICs for quantum applications, and using of new coherent laser sources (VCSELs etc.) on PICs.

Target Markets

  • Optical communication, including free space, 5/G, QKD/QRNG, neural networks
  • Radiophotonics (radar&lidar, ADC, etc.)
  • Structural Health Monitoring, including neural networks
  • Atomic Clock/Networking
  • Optical computing (classic)
  • Optical Simulator
  • Bio-medical photonics, including neural networks
  • Agricultural photonics

Collaboration

CPQM is actively involved in national and international technology initiatives. We participate in National Technology Initiative (Center of Competence Photonics together with Perm Photonic Cluster), in Digital Economy national wide programme (Leading Research Center of Quantum Communication Technology together with ITMO; together with Russian Quantum Center in area of quantum computing). We develop parts and components for Quantum Key Distribution technologies (in particular, free space communication segment, quantum random number generator on chip),  atomic clock for GLONASS and various other applications, and  algorithms for future quantum computing.