Centre for Programmable Photonic Integrated Circuits and Systems (CPPICS) is one of the centre of excellence (CoE) initiatives by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Govt. of India. It is hosted by Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras with a long-term mission for catering R&D in the area of programmable photonic integrated circuits and systems using CMOS compatible silicon photonics technology for solving various levels of complex problems. The immediate focus of this CoE is to provide better solutions for microwave and quantum photonics applications such as advanced photonic processors to be used in high-performance RF transceivers, scalable linear optical quantum computing (LOQC) processors for the next generation qubit computation, and chip-level quantum key generation and distribution circuits, etc.

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