Quantum information science and technologies have been among the various research topics studied at TÜBİTAK BİLGEM UEKAE in the past. Within those studies, national and international projects were carried out including quantum cryptography, quantum random number generator (QRNG), quantum key distribution (QKD) with single photons obtained from attenuated laser source and quantum ghost imaging. UEKAE Electro-Optics and Laser Systems Laboratory and Test and Evaluation Department facilities have been used as infrastructure for those R&D studies and system demonstrations.
In early 2023, the Quantum Technologies Division was established as a new unit under TÜBİTAK BİLGEM UEKAE. With the division, it is aimed to capture the requirements of the era in the field of quantum technologies which has attracted great interest in the world recently, to create infrastructure and trained human resources, to carry out projects with high content of R&D and innovation, and to develop quantum technologies-based systems for both civil and military applications. Quantum Technologies Division is motivated to cover a wide range of study topics. It is expected that the studies and the systems to be developed in major areas such as quantum computing, quantum communication (quantum cryptography etc.), quantum imaging, quantum sensing and metrology will make a crucial contribution to Turkey’s role and progress in the field.
- Development of a digital currency system that provides privacy based on gold
- Homomorphic encryption
- Zero Knowledge Proofs