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DARPA to Hold Proposers Day for Photon Detection Program

photon detectionThe Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will hold a Proposers Day on Jan. 25 to provide information on a new program that seeks to facilitate new imaging concepts and technology through the detection of photons.

DARPA said Wednesday the Fundamental Limits of Photon Detection or “Detect” program aims to use quantum models for proof-of-concept experiments.

“The goal of the Detect program is to determine how precisely we can spot individual photons and whether we can maximize key characteristics of photon detectors simultaneously in a single system,” said Prem Kumar, a program manager at DARPA.

“[Answers] to these questions could radically change light detection as we know it and vastly improve the many tools and avenues of discovery that today rely on light detection.”

The program will also look into differences between various technology platforms for photon detection.

DARPA said experts in the fields of quantum measurement theory, quantum information science, semiconductor and superconductor physics, system design and engineering, among others, can participate in the program.

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