Optical simulators rank among the most promising candidates to power future technological breakthroughs in terms of speed, scalability, power-consumption and quantum advantage, serving a wide range of useful optimization problems.

However, the operation of such simulators remains currently limited by noise, the extent of algorithmic problems they can embed and to the classical regime where they compete with supercomputers.

HEISINGBERG aims to bring our state-of-the-art spatial photonic spin simulator (an iterated cycle of all-optical processing through a spatial light modulator that couples 10,000 spins) into the quantum regime by upgrading its coherent drive to squeezed light, making it fully programmable through vector-matrix multiplication schemes, use of holography, ancillary spins & effective magnetic fields and designing dedicated custom-tailored and purpose-built algorithms.


HEISINGBERG relies on well-known European Universities, Research Institutes, leading SMEs, and high potential start-ups. The consortium is a well-balanced team combining quantum and photonic expertise, business know-how and deep technical and theoretical insights.

This ensures that the partners are well positioned to cooperate and collaborate to respond to the scientific, and technological challenges in the optical spin Hamiltonian simulator domain.