There is now a critical mass of companies developing quantum photonics technologies ranging from quantum communications (e.g. single-photon sources and sources of entangled photons for quantum key distribution) via quantum sensors (e.g. single-photon detectors, but also magnetic, temperature and pressure sensors based on NV centers) to quantum imaging (e.g. single photon confocal microscope and quantum cameras).
It is fundamental that dedicated metrological techniques should be developed to support the standardization and the market success of these novel technologies.
We contribute by developing cutting edge research activities in the context of optically based quantum enhanced measurements and quantum sensors, as well as, developing the necessary metrological infrastructure for the characterization of the quantum photonics devices and for their certification.