Quantum Information and Measurement VI

01 November 2021 – 05 November 2021 OSA Virtual Event - Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 05:00)

With the rapid progress in quantum technologies, both theoretical and experimental, we plan on broadening the scientific scope envisioned for this meeting.

The conference topics will cover the latest in theoretical developments and experimental implementations of quantum information technology, including the advanced engineering needed to realize such technologies. In addition to the conference’s traditional focus on quantum optics and photonics, the QIM conference will also include other platforms for quantum technologies, broadly construed, including topics such as solid-state systems (superconductors, semi-conductors) atoms, and ions (including gravity gradiometers and gyroscopes, and computing and simulation engines).

The meeting is co-presented with Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science. Full Technical virtual registrants will have the ability to participate in technical program content offered by both QIM and FiO LS.

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Topics

  • Entanglement-enabled quantum technologies
  • Quantum information processing and computing
  • Precision quantum measurement and quantum metrology
  • Non-classical light sources and novel detectors
  • Quantum imaging
  • Quantum sensors
  • Integrated and on-chip quantum devices
  • Quantum communication systems
  • Quantum optics of light-atom interactions
  • Quantum repeaters and quantum memory
  • Quantum opto-mechanics
  • Quantum spintronics devices and applications
  • Quantum simulation

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Speakers

  • Warwick Bowen, University of QueenslandAustralia
    Absolute Quantum Advantage in Bioimaging Plenary
  • Akira Furusawa, University of TokyoJapan
    Large-scale Quantum Computing with Quantum Teleportation Plenary
  • Luis Sanchez-Soto, Universidad Complutense de MadridSpain
    Achieving the Ultimate Timing Resolution Plenary
  • Lorenza Viola, Dartmouth CollegeUnited States
    Advances in Quantum Metrology under Correlated Quantum Noise Plenary
  • Philip Walther, Universitat WienAustria
    Quantum Photonics for Quantum Machine Learning and Secure Computing Plenary
  • Ulrik Andersen, Danmarks Tekniske UniversitetDenmark
    Optical Quantum Computing Based on Continuous Variable Cluster States
  • Areeya Chantasri, Mahidol UniversityThailand
    Unifying Theory of Quantum State Estimation Using Past and Future Information
  • Sophia Economou, Virginia TechUnited States
    Generation of Photonic Graph States from Spin-photon Interfaces
  • Linran Fan, University of ArizonaUnited States
    Advanced Quantum State Engineering with Pockels Nonlinear Integrated Optics
  • Alessandro Fedrizzi, Heriot-Watt UniversityUnited Kingdom
    Precision Quantum Photonics in the Time-frequency Domain
  • Ofer Firstenberg, Weizmann Institute of ScienceIsrael
    Strong Rydberg-mediated Photon-photon Interactions
  • Sylvain Gigan, Sorbonne Université France
    Programmable Linear Quantum Networks with a Multimode Fibre
  • Gabriel Hetet, ENS Departement de PhysiqueFrance
    Spin-mechanics with Trapped Diamonds
  • Nathan Langford, University of Technology SydneyAustralia
    Quantum Chaos and Trotterisation Thresholds in Digital Quantum Simulations
  • Ben Lanyon, Leopold-Franzens Universitat Innsbruck
    A Quantum Repeater Node Made of Trapped Atomic Ions
  • Radek Lapkiewicz, Uniwersytet WarszawskiPoland
    Super-resolution Microscopy and Noise Resistant Phase Imaging with Photon Correlations
  • Julien Laurat, Laboratoire Kastler BrosselFrance
    Entangling Highly-efficient Quantum Memories
  • Virginia Lorenz, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUnited States
    Engineering Photonic Quantum States for Quantum Applications
  • Xiongfeng Ma, Tsinghua UniversityChina
    Security Assessment of Quantum Networks
  • Sven Ramelow, Humboldt Universität zu BerlinGermany
    Imaging and Spectroscopy with Mid-IR Undetected Photons
  • Brian Smith, University of OregonUnited States
    Two-photon Time-frequency Entanglement in Quantum Information Science
  • Robert Stockill, QphoXUnited Kingdom
    Optomechanical Resonators for Quantum-state Transduction and Storage
  • Rinaldo Trotta, Univ degli Studi di Roma La SapienzaItaly
    Quantum Communication with Entangled Photons from Quantum Dots
  • Nathan Wiebe, University of WashingtonUnited States
    Characterizing Quantum Systems with Classical and Quantum Machine Learning

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Committee

  • Fabio Sciarrino, Univ degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, ItalyChair
  • Nicolas Treps, Sorbonne Université, FranceChair
  • Marissa Giustina, Google Quantum AI, United StatesProgram Chair
  • Christine Silberhorn, Universität Paderborn, GermanyProgram Chair
  • Gerardo Adesso, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Konrad Banaszek, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Poland
  • Marco Barbieri, Universita degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy
  • Eleni Diamanti, CNRS, France
  • Claude Fabre, Sorbonne Université , France
  • Radim Filip, Palacky University, Czech Republic
  • Ben Haylock, Griffith University, Australia
  • Thierry Lahaye, Institut d'Optique, France
  • Giuseppe Vallone, Universita degli Studi di Padova, Italy
  • Philip Walther, Universitat Wien, Austria
  • Lijian Zhang, Nanjing University, China

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Plenary Session

Warwick Bowen

University of Queensland

Absolute Quantum Advantage in Bioimaging

The clarity of state-of-the-art microscopes is constrained by intensity limits imposed by biological photodamage. We use quantum correlations to overcome these otherwise absolute limits. This allows imaging of biological structures inaccessible using classical light.

About the Speaker

Prof Bowen’s research focuses on the implications of quantum science on precision measurement, and applications of quantum measurement in areas ranging from quantum condensed matter physics to the biosciences. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Physics, Director of the University of Queensland Precision Technologies Translation Hub, and a Theme Leader of the Australian Centre for Engineered Quantum Systems. His lab has significant efforts in using quantum light and quantum-limited technologies to improve biological microscopy. They also have active research efforts on integrated photonics, quantum control of macroscopic mechanical devices, and superfluid helium physics. Prof Bowen’s research is supported by the Australian Research Council, the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Lockheed Martin, the US Army Research Office and the Australian Defence Science and Technology Group.

Akira Furusawa

The University of Tokyo and RIKEN

Large-scale Quantum Computing with Quantum Teleportation

Time-domain multiplexed one-way quantum computation is a method to overcome the problem of scalability of quantum computers. I will talk about the recent progress toward the realization of large-scale fault-tolerant universal quantum computers.

About the Speaker

Akira Furusawa received his BS and MS degrees in applied physics and Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from The University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1984, 1986, and 1991, respectively. His research interests cover the area of nonlinear optics, quantum optics, and quantum information science. He is currently Professor of Applied Physics, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo and the Deputy Director of RIKEN Center for Quantum Computing. Professor Furusawa has authored more than 100 papers in leading technical journals and conferences, which include the first realization of continuous-variable quantum teleportation. He received the Ryogo Kubo Memorial Award in 2006, the JSPS prize in 2007, the Japan Academy Medal in 2007, the International Quantum Communication Award in 2008, the Toray Science and Technology prize in 2015, and the Medal with purple ribbon in 2016.

Luis L. Sánchez-Soto

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Achieving the Ultimate Timing Resolution

Accurate time-delay measurement is at the core of many modern technologies. I will show new quantum schemes able to estimate the time offset between ultra-short pulses at the quantum limit.

About the Speaker

Luis L. Sánchez-Soto received his MSc in Physics (1984) and a PhD in Physics (1988) from the Complutense University of Madrid. He has been visiting researcher at numerous Universities. He has been a full professor of Quantum Optics in Madrid since 2002. In 2009, he joined the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, in Erlangen, where he led the theoretical group in the Division of Optics and Information, headed by Gerd Leuchs. His main research interests are quantum optics and quantum information.

Lorenza Viola

Dartmouth College

Advances in Quantum Metrology under Correlated Quantum Noise

Realizing the full potential of quantum metrology demands that the impact of realistic noise sources be accounted for. I will address entanglement-assisted frequency estimation in the presence of temporally correlated ("non-Markovian") dephasing noise that is also spatially correlated and non-classical. I will first show how, under this kind of noise, uncontrolled entanglement among the qubit sensors, mediated by the environment, generally introduces additional uncertainty and superclassical precision scaling is precluded. I will then discuss our progress in devising strategies for countering these effects and restoring metrological advantage, by both tailoring the sensors’ spatial locations and leveraging active quantum-control techniques.

About the Speaker

Lorenza Viola is a theoretical physicist specializing in quantum information science. Following a “Laurea” (MS) degree in physics from the University of Trento, Italy, in 1991, and a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Padua, Italy, in 1996, she has been a postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology until 2000 and then a J. R. Oppenheimer Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory. In 2004, she joined the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Dartmouth College, where she is now the James Frank Family Professor of Physics. Her research interests cover a range of topics within quantum information physics and quantum statistical mechanics — including methods for noise characterization and control in open quantum systems and quantum computation, quantum sensing and metrology, quantum phase transitions and topological phases of matter. She is a board member of the International Physics and Control Society and is presently serving as a Divisional Associate Editor for Physical Review Letters. For her contributions, she has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2014.

Philip Walther

University of Vienna

Quantum Photonics for Quantum Machine Learning and Secure Computing

This talk presents recent experimental demonstrations that use integrated nanophotonic processors for various quantum computations such as quantum machine learning and in particular reinforcement learning, where agents interact with environments by exchanging signals via a communication channel. We show that this exchange allows boosting the learning of the agent. Another experiment underlines the feasibility of photonic quantum system for secure quantum computing by enabling homomorphic encryption and probabilistic one-time programs for classical computing. As outlook I will discuss technological challenges for the scale up of photonic quantum computers, and our group’s current work for addressing some of those.

About the Speaker

Philip Walther is Professor of Physics at the University of Vienna, Austria. His research is dedicated to the development of advanced of quantum technology for applications in quantum information processing and for investigations in quantum science. The experiments are focused on photonic quantum computation and quantum simulation as well as quantum foundations such as indefinite causal structures and the measurement of weak gravitational effects on single photons using table-top setups. He is Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and the Optical Society of America (OSA), and member of the Young Academy of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

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Special Events

Meet Plenary Speaker Lorenza Viola

Monday, 01 November 12:30 – 13:00

Join your colleagues for a meet-and-greet and discussion with Plenary Speaker Lorenza Viola.

Meet Plenary Speaker Luis Sánchez-Soto

Monday, 01 November 12:30 – 13:00

Join your colleagues for a meet-and-greet and discussion with Plenary Speaker Luis Sánchez-Soto.

Monday Virtual Coffee Break

Monday, 01 November 15:00 – 15:30

Grab a cup of coffee or a beverage of your choice and join the virtual coffee break to chat over the conference first set of sessions. The coffee break will be held in Wonder.me and you will have the chance to move freely around the virtual space to engage your colleagues in conversation.

Meet Plenary Speakers Warwick Bowen and Akira Furusawa

Tuesday, 02 November 08:00 – 08:30

Join your colleagues for a meet-and-greet and discussion with Plenary Speakers Warwick Bowen and Akira Furusawa.

Tuesday Virtual Coffee Break I

Tuesday, 02 November 12:30 – 13:00

Grab a cup of coffee or a beverage of your choice and join the virtual coffee break to chat over today’s sessions. The coffee break will be held in Wonder.me and you will have the chance to move freely around the virtual space to engage your colleagues in conversation.

Tuesday Virtual Coffee Break II

Tuesday, 02 November 14:30 – 15:00

Grab a cup of coffee or a beverage of your choice and join the virtual coffee break to chat over today’s sessions. The coffee break will be held in Wonder.me and you will have the chance to move freely around the virtual space to engage your colleagues in conversation.

Meet Plenary Speaker Philip Walther

Wednesday, 03 November 11:00 – 11:30

Join your colleagues for a meet-and-greet and discussion with Plenary Speaker Philip Walther.

Wednesday Virtual Coffee Break I

Wednesday, 03 November 13:00 – 13:30

Grab a cup of coffee or a beverage of your choice and join the virtual coffee break to chat over today’s sessions. The coffee break will be held in Wonder.me and you will have the chance to move freely around the virtual space to engage your colleagues in conversation.

Wednesday Virtual Coffee Break II

Wednesday, 03 November 15:00 – 15:30

Grab a cup of coffee or a beverage of your choice and join the virtual coffee break to chat over today’s sessions. The coffee break will be held in Wonder.me and you will have the chance to move freely around the virtual space to engage your colleagues in conversation.

Thursday Virtual Coffee Break I

Thursday, 04 November 12:30 – 13:00

Grab a cup of coffee or a beverage of your choice and join the virtual coffee break to chat over today’s sessions. The coffee break will be held in Wonder.me and you will have the chance to move freely around the virtual space to engage your colleagues in conversation.

Thursday Virtual Coffee Break II

Thursday, 04 November 14:30 – 15:00

Grab a cup of coffee or a beverage of your choice and join the virtual coffee break to chat over today’s sessions. The coffee break will be held in Wonder.me and you will have the chance to move freely around the virtual space to engage your colleagues in conversation.

Friday Virtual Coffee Break I

Friday, 05 November 12:30 – 13:00

Grab a cup of coffee or a beverage of your choice and join the virtual coffee break to chat over today’s sessions. The coffee break will be held in Wonder.me and you will have the chance to move freely around the virtual space to engage your colleagues in conversation.

Friday Virtual Coffee Break II

Friday, 05 November 15:00 – 15:30

Grab a cup of coffee or a beverage of your choice and join the virtual coffee break to chat over today’s sessions. The coffee break will be held in Wonder.me and you will have the chance to move freely around the virtual space to engage your colleagues in conversation.

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