Vicente Martín member of QUITEMAD participates in the project CiViQ

The vision of CiViQ (EU Quantum Flagship) to develop quantum-enhanced physcial layer security services that can be combined with modern cryptographic techniques, to enable unparalleled applications and services. Ever-increasing computational capabilities, including quantum computers, pose serious threat to the digital data security. Our belief is that integration of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) into modern telecom networks is a realistic strategy to provide long-term reliable data privacy. Continuous Variable QKD (CV-QKD) is a protocol in which electric field amplitudes are directly measured using coherent detection, a method widely used in today’s coherent optical telecommunication. Starting from requirements of major telecom operators, CiViQ will develop cost-effective and flexible CV-QKD systems. This has the potential to kick-start a new industry around quantum-enhanced security. The project will also investigate novel QKD protocols and theoretical approaches that can help pave the way for future quantum networks operating on a global scale.

Continuous Variable Quantum Communications
Quantum Communication
Quantum Technologies
October, 2018 to September, 2021
9.974.006,25 €

List of the consortium members

ICFO- The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Barcelona, Spain
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, (CNRS), France
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), Austria
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain
Palacký University Olomouc (UPOL), Czech Republic
Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI), Germany
Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark
Telecom Paris Tech (TPT), France
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL), Germany
University of York (UY), United Kingdom
Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH (HWDU), Germany
Nokia Bell Labs France (NBLF), France
Coriant R&D GmbH (COR), Germany[1]
VLC Photonics (VLC), Spain
QuSide (QS), Spain
INRIA, France
Mellanox (MLNX), Israel
Nextworks (NXW), Italy
Telefonica I+D (TID), Spain
Orange (OR), France

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