An integrated platform quantum and neuromorphic photonic processing
PROMETHEUS aims at building a multi-purpose photonic integrated circuit that will offer a unified photonic processor. This multipurpose chip is the ideal platform to leverage emerging concepts such as spiking networks, reservoir computing, convolutional optical networks and quantum neural networks. The end goal is to address two key industry-driven applications: high-speed image processing for biomedical/industrial applications (cytometry/laser scanning) and optical signal processing at the network’s edge. This platform will also unlock quantum random number generator (QRNG) modules and as a cyber-secure photonic physical unclonable function (PUF).
Thus, PROMETHEUS will provide a chip depicting the pivotal advantage of acting as a neuromorphic processor and at the same time, to provide hardware-based authentication and security features derived from quantum key generation. The chip includes active components alongside high-speed electronics.