ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
AUTH will be involved with two groups in HellasQCI project: WinPhos research group and Astrophysics Astronomy & Mechanics (AAM) team from the Physics department. The WinPhos research group is an inter-disciplinary collaborative research environment between the Departments of Physics, Informatics and Electrical and Computer Engineering at AUTH, with the main goal to carry out interdisciplinary research in the fields of photonic related technologies.
The group is equipped with world-class laboratories, including state of the art high-speed optical interconnect and 5G mmWave testbeds and Photonic Integrated Circuit experimental characterization platforms. It has been at the forefront of world research and development in the field of Applications of integrated photonics and plasmonics, optical interconnects for DataCenters and High-Performance Computing, optics for computing, Neuromorphic Photonics, Optical Beam formers and Photonic Quantum Random Generators. The Holomontas telescope is managed by the AAM team.
The team has experience in satellite tracking observations and had a leading role in the sensor Calibration Campaigns. The group participates also in the ESA-funded European Optical Network (EON) SST project, as well as other ESA- and EC-funded projects, related to near-Earth objects and planetary defence. AUTH/WinPhos in collaboration with other groups of HellasQCI will determine the operational conditions for successful QKD exchange between AUTH sites and Holomontas telescope. AUTH will participate mainly in WP2, WP3, WP4 and WP5.