To bring quantum technologies to market takes both technical expertise and commercial acumen. We combine skills with industry partners to maximise the chances of success and impact. This page highlights projects and partnerships initiated or led by CQT Principal Investigators and research staff.
Supported by Singapore’s DSO National Laboratories, CQT Principal Investigators began in 2020 applied research projects: “Research Collaboration On Optical Ground Station For Satellite Quantum Communications” led by Alexander Ling, and “Assessment On Advanced Inertial Sensing Techniques For Navigation And Characterization Of An Atomic Gravimeter Platform” led by Rainer Dumke.
SGInnovate is a Singapore government-backed organisation supporting the local development of deep tech. They have a partnership with CQT to support quantum as one of their focus areas, involving talks, training and support for startups.
Title: Low-noise photon counting above 100 × 106 counts per second with a high-efficiency reach-through single-photon avalanche diode system Date/Time: 27-May, 08:30AM Venue: Online via Zoom
Abstract: We demonstrate a method that allows a high-efficiency single-photon-avalanche diode (SPAD) with a thick absorption region (>10 μm) to count single photons at rates significantly higher than previously demonstrated. We apply large (>30 V) AC bias gates to the SPAD at 1 GHz and detect minute avalanches with a discrimination threshold of 5(1) mV by means of radio frequency interferometry. We measure a reduction by a factor of ≈500 in the average charge per avalanche when compared to operation in its traditional active-quenching module and a relative increase in >19% in detection efficiency at 850 nm. The reduction in charge strongly suppresses self-heating effects in the diode that can degrade performance at high avalanche rates. We show that the single-photon detection system maintains high efficiency at count rates exceeding 10E8 per second.
Title: Quantum Sensing for Health and Life sciences Date/Time: 19-May, 03:00PM Venue: Online Via Zoom
Abstract: The event will launch discussion of opportunities to develop quantum sensors for these domains in Singapore, to inform a later call for proposals from the QEP office. The Programme is open to public registration. This is organized by the national Quantum Engineering Programme (QEP).
Programme: 3:00 pm - Welcome and QEP introduction by Alexander Ling, Director, QEP 3:05 pm - Prof. Joseph Sung, Senior Vice President (Health and Life Sciences), NTU 3:15 pm - Prof. Robert JT Morris, Chief Technology Strategist for the Ministry of Health Transformation (MOHT) 3:25 pm - Prof. Fedor Jelezko, Director of the Institute of Quantum Optics – University Ulm 3:35 pm - Dr Mathieu Munsch, CEO, Qnami 3:45 pm - Prof. Malini Olivo, Director, Biophotonics and Head, Laboratory of Bio-optical Imaging (LBOI), A*STAR (TBC) 3:55 pm - Dr Leonid Krivitsky, Head Of Quantum Technologies for Engineering Department at A*STAR 4:05 pm - Dr Lin Wu, Senior scientist, A*STAR 4:15-4:30 Discussion
The call for proposals will be driven by a set of Challenge Statements. Draft Challenge Statements will be made available to participants in this workshop and the broader quantum community for comment.
We look forward to the participation of the research and industry communities in this workshop. For more information about QEP, please visit qepsg.org.