The institute
FEMTO's news

You are here

Sarah Benchabane winner of an ERC Consolidator grant 2019

CNRS Research Fellow at the FEMTO-ST Institute, Sarah is awarded with a prestigious €2M European Research Council (ERC) grant for her  project : Nanophonics for Quantum Information Processing.

The European Research Council (ERC) announced on Tuesday 10 December the 301 winners of its 2019 "Consolidator Grant ", which will receive a total of €600 million.

France ranks third among the recipients with 43 projects awarded this year, compared to 32 in 2018, behind Germany (52) and the United Kingdom (50).

As a reminder, since 2007 - the date of creation of the European Research Council - the FEMTO-ST Institute now has 4 ERC scholarship winners: Yanne K CHEMBO (starting grant 2011: €1.4M), John DUDLEY (advanced grant 2011: €1.8M), François COURVOISIER (consolidator grant 2015: €2M) and Sarah BENCHABANE (consolidated grant 2019: €2M).

Nanophonics for Quantum Information Processing Project

Over the past thirty years, the remarkable technological advances in microfabrication processes have thrust mechanical vibrations into the quantum realm. The intrinsic coherence of mechanical motion and the capability to couple it to other physical degrees of freedom hold promises of scalable hybrid quantum platforms. But mechanical vibrations are also powerful conveyors of physical information. They are ubiquitously used in wireless communication systems, where bulk and surface acoustic wave (BAW and SAW) devices are prevalent. Their high achievable quality factors and frequencies, as well as their low propagation speed, are appropriate ingredients for information processing: they are synonymous of storage and delay. Recent works have shown that SAW could be operated in the single-phonon regime, potentially behaving as a quantum bus between solid-state qubits. The proposed approaches, however, do not yet take advantage of wave propagation management at the substrate surface itself.

The uNIQUE project aims at the development of an all-electro-acousto-mechanical quantum information platform exploiting the full potential offered by surface acoustic waves in the single-phonon regime, and by mechanical resonators beyond the standard quantum limit. It adopts a yet unexplored approach at the crossing of phononics, nanomechanics and quantum acoustics to yield a fully coherent mechanical playground that can be used at the interface with other solid-state or photon qubits or as an independent quantum signal processing system. It will exploit the substrate surface to prepare and transfer nonclassical states of motion of surface-coupled phononic resonators with the utmost ambition to encode the state information in a travelling single-phonon, allowing remote entanglement. This platform will allow manipulating quantum states in exceedingly compact systems driven by a sheer radio-frequency signal.


Contact :

Sarah BENCHABANE
Tel : 33  3 63 08 24 54

 

  • Nicolas Andreff, receives the scientific award "Charles Defforey" from -Institut de France Foundation

    Awarded May 30 under the Dome of the “ (Institut de France) " by Jean-Paul Laumond, a member of the Academy of Sciences, this Grand Prize crowns the work & skills of Nic

    Read more
  • International Day of Light 2018

    Following the success of the International Year of Light, which highlighted the importance of light-based science and technology and generated more than 13,000 activities in 147 countries, UNESCO proclaimed May 16 as the International Day of Light.

    Read more
  • Enrico Rubiola honored at IFCS 2018

    Enrico Rubiola will receive the W. G. Cady Award at the IFCS 2018 on May 24th.

    Read more
  • L'institut FEMTO-ST partenaire d'un programme européen Marie-Curie H2020 Innovative Training Networ

    The department of Optics of the FEMTO-ST research institute in Besançon
    in France currently has a vacancy for 2 3-years Ph.D positions working in
    the development of mid-infrared and ultraviolet supercontinuum fiber sources within the

    Read more
  • FACS 2016 - The 13th International Conference on Formal Aspects of Component Software

    The DISC department, organizer of the 13th International Conference on FACS.

    Read more
  • Special issue of Comptes Rendus Physique on phononic crystals

    The May 2016 issue of Comptes Rendus Physique (an international peer-reviewed journal of the French Academy of Sciences), is devoted to phononic crystals. This special issue was coordinated by Vincent Laude.

    Read more
  • Paper prize at the international conference VPPC 2014

    At the International IEEE "Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference" conference held in Coimbra, Portugal from 27 to 30 October 2014, “Hybrid & Fuel Cell Systems” Research Team of Femto-ST Institute won the Paper Prize for the paper titled “Energy management of an hybrid electrical vehicule in degraded operation”

    Read more
  • A book about flexible robotics co-written by Nicolas Chaillet

    The objective of the book "Flexible Robotics: Applications to Multiscale Manipulations" is to provide those interested in the field of flexible robotics with an overview of several scientific and technological advances in the practical field of robotic manipulation.

    Read more
  • Nonlinear Optics and Supercontinuum Symposium

    A one day “Nonlinear Optics and Supercontinuum Symposium” will be held on Friday 20 September in the Amphi FEMTO in honour of Professor Chinlon Lin who will be here in Besançon during this time.

    Read more
  • European Time and Frequency Seminar (EFTS)

    The European Frequency an Time Seminar (EFTS) will be held from Monday, August 16 to friday, August 30 2013.

    Read more

Pages