RouTe- Towards Room Temperature Quantum Technologies

  • Törmä, Päivi (Principal investigator)
  • Cotrufo, Alessandro (Project Member)
  • Moilanen, Antti (Project Member)
  • Daskalakis, Konstantinos (Project Member)
  • Heilmann-Rämö, Rebecca (Project Member)
  • Guo, Rui (Project Member)
  • Kliuiev, Pavel (Project Member)
  • Kumar, Pramod (Project Member)

Project Details


The goal is to lay the foundations for a quantum technology that can operate at room temperature, thus taking a first major leap towards exploiting fundamental quantum phenomena in light-matter interactions for real-world applications. Our objectives include the realization of: Room temperature quantum simulator setups for many-body lattice models and topological states of matter with polaritons; Strongly coupled light-matter interfaces with applications to quantum communication and robust quantum information storage at room temperature; and Enhanced material properties and chemical reactivity by making use of strong coupling of organic materials to photonic or phononic modes prepared in their vacuum state. RouTe is a highly interdisciplinary project that crosses scientific boundaries by bringing together partners with theoretical and experimental expertise in quantum optics, condensed matter physics, chemistry, and material science.
Effective start/end date01/03/201828/02/2021

Collaborative partners

  • Aalto University (lead)
  • IBM Research GmbH (Joint applicant)
  • Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. (Joint applicant)
  • Euroopan komissio - European Commission (Project partner)
  • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Joint applicant)
  • Suomen Akatemia (Project partner)
  • Polish Academy of Sciences
  • University of Strasbourg


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