Quantum and Terahertz Technologies for Secure and Agile 6G Networking

The on the horizon arising 6G networks are envisioned to deal with the processing, transmission and storage of Zettabytes of digital information whose requirements for extreme low latency and security will be higher than ever. Next to the predicted exploitation of a continuous spectrum of frequency and technologies for wireless data links comprised of mmw, sub-Terahertz frequencies and optical wireless links, 6G networks will embrace artificial intelligence and quantum technologies as well.

2025, 5th edition

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In this talk we explore how ultra-fast Terahertz wireless communications, high-capacity optical fibre networking, and by incorporating quantum key distribution and post-quantum cryptography, we can ensure quantum-safe communications. Collectively, these technologies will provide ultra-fast and ultra-safe 6G networks, meeting the requirements of challenging real-time applications that were not supported in the previous generations, thus advancing the state of the art of mobile communication networks.

This keynote presentation is given by Professor Idelfonso Tafur Monroy, Department of Electrical Engineering of the Eindhoven University of Technology.

His drive is transferring innovation from Lab to Use cases and emerging demands into research question, while he sees Quantum Key distribution, and Terahertz wireless communications as emerging technologies and trends.

About Idelfonso Tafur Monroy
Idelfonso Tafur Monroy is Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Eindhoven University of Technology leading the Quantum and Terahertz Systems group. He is principal investigator (PI) in the Center for Quantum Materials and Technology Eindhoven (QT/e) and Center for Photonics Integration (IPI) and the Center for Terahertz Science and Technology (CTST/e). He is also PI in the CAT 2 Quantum Internet project of the Dutch Quantum Delta Growth fund, establishing the testbed for Quantum Communications at Eindhoven and system-on-chip development for quantum key distribution (QKD) transponders.

About the Quantum and Terahertz Systems group at Eindhoven University of Technology
The Center for Terahertz Science and Technology Eindhoven (CTSTe) is an interdisciplinary research center at TU/e developing THz technology and applying THz radiation in novel applications and for fundamental research. The center has initiated its activities in 2021 at the departments of Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics, but has the ambition to grow transversally incorporating research activities relevant for different fields. CTSTe has initially identified 6 focus areas where THz radiation can make impact. These focus areas are:
– THz applications for Agri-food
– THz biomedical diagnosis
– Industrial processes monitoring with THz radiation
– Safety and security with THz waves
– THz diagnosis and spectroscopy for energy research
– Other disruptive domains of THz radiation

Wireless communications is a focus area of the Center for Wireless Technology Eindhoven with whom we closely cooperate.

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Idelfonso Tafur Monroy will give the keynote presentation at the 2023 edition of the Optical Wireless Communication Conference.