The European Commission has recently approved the project proposal “Molecular materials for integrated quantum light sources on a chip”, whose acronym is ARTEMIS. This Action responds to the call HORIZON-EIC-2022-PATHFINDERCHALLENGES-01 on “Alternative approaches to Quantum Information Processing, Communication, and Sensing”. The prestigious Pathfinder call within the Horizon Europe program is intended for projects that should trace the future development of science.
The ARTEMIS project will last 48 months, and Maria Antonietta Ferrara from the Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems is the coordinator. ARTEMIS Consortium is made up of 10 partners from 6 European countries. The ARTEMIS project is motivated by the urgent need for new quantum sources with unprecedented versatility, flexibility and performance. The project proposes fundamental research in the direction of the development of integrable single and entangled photon sources based on metalorganic molecular compounds. The idea is for flexible metal-organic materials to replace traditional quantum photonic sources based on inorganic crystals. The devices and methods developed within this project are planned to lead to photonic sources with competitive performance in terms of coherence, efficiency, scalability and cost. This would lead to a fundamental breakthrough in the development of quantum technology, paving the way for its exit from the laboratory to the real world.