Perm is studying the possibilities of photonics technologies and quantum computers for weather control

The results of a study conducted in the integrated photonics laboratory of the PSNIU showed that Bragg gratings respond well to changes in temperature, humidity and ambient pressure. And equipping them with optical sensors installed in different parts of the globe would make the weather forecast more accurate and localized.

Sensors transmit changes in the optical signal to data processing centers using laid fiber-optic communication lines. The signal is sent to the data processing center, where it is analyzed and all the necessary calculations are performed on quantum computers.

"By combining photonics and quantum computing technologies, we will be able to control various cataclysms and cyclones with greater accuracy. To implement such projects, it is necessary to create a new element-component base based on photonics technologies, for example, photonic integrated circuits (FIS). One of the projects of the Competence Center of NTI "Photonics" involves the development of a platform for the design and production of photonic integrated circuits based on hybrid technology," said Valery Kozhevnikov, research engineer at the Integrated Photonics Laboratory of PSNIU, expert of the Competence Center of NTI "Photonics".

The main task of constructing a climate and weather model is, among other things, to calculate when it is necessary to predict the development of a physical system based on incomplete and disparate initial data. After the finished forecast can be downloaded to your devices. Thus, a network will appear on the planet that monitors the weather condition on every square kilometer, like buoys in the ocean that monitor the water level.

With the help of ultrashort laser pulses passing through the atmosphere, it is possible to stimulate precipitation in arid areas or in places of fire. Valery notes that this year scientists from Switzerland have already used a laser lightning rod. This method, in comparison with classical methods, does not create electromagnetic interference, thereby protecting electronics from interference.

Photonic integrated circuits will begin to be massively implemented in Russia in 2035. And by 2060, according to the expert of Perm University, scientists will be able to control the weather around the world.

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