Communication Networks

The Communication Networks research is lead by Associate Professor Matthew Sellars based at the Australian National University. The aim of this Work Package is to establish the technology to enable quantum networking. This includes long range communications and routing of quantum information through a multi-user a network. This technology will require the interfacing of quantum entanglement sources, quantum memories and communication channels in a platform that allows for a high level of multiplexing. The research is a collaboration between nine Program Managers across four Australian universities.

People

A. Prof. Matthew  J. Sellars

A. Prof. Matthew J. Sellars

Work Package Leader

Programs

Quantum Communication Theory Program

Quantum Communication is the transmission of information via the coherent exchange of quantum systems, usually optical. Its study has led to new communication technologies, for example quantum key distribution, a secure communication technique with no…

Optical Quantum Computing Theory

The Optical Quantum Computing Theory Program, led by Dr Austin Lund from the University of Queensland, expands understanding in the power of quantum computation from the perspective of quantum optics theory. Intermediate, or non-universal quantum…

Quantum Information Theory Program

Quantum information theory (QIT) underpins and motivates the quantum revolution in computation and communication technology. Led by Professor Howard Wiseman based at Griffith University, the research in QIT is broad-based, including new algorithms/protocols for quantum…

Optical Quantum Information Program

The Optical Quantum Information Program is led by Prof Geoff Pryde based at Griffith University. The Program investigates cutting-edge photonic quantum information approaches for information processing and networked quantum information, as well as making key…

Photonic Quantum Processor Program

The Photonic Quantum Processor Program will develop integrated single photon sources into complex photonic structures to produce and manipulate large-scale quantum states on chip. We will integrate arrays of quantum dots emitting at telecom wavelength…

Continuous-Variable Quantum Technology Program

The Continuous-Variable Quantum Technology Program is led by Dr. Nicolas Menicucci from RMIT University in Melbourne. World record-breaking experiments in recent years have revealed continuous-variable (CV) cluster states to be a highly promising technology for…

Spinwave Engineering for Active Quantum Memories Program

Many significant goals in optical quantum information systems rely on being able to store and release photons on demand.  In other words, we need a quantum memory for photonic qubits.  One way to do this…

Rare-Earth Integration Program

Critical operations in quantum computing and communications require quantum information to be transferred between light fields and material quantum systems. To enable these operations this program is developing a series of optical solid-state interface devices,…

Quantum Repeater Technology Program

A quantum repeater is a device that can faithfully relay quantum information and extend quantum communication range. The Quantum Repeater Technology Program, led by Professor Ping Koy Lam based at The Australian National University in…