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OIDA Webinar: Quantum Photonic Roadmap

08 July 2020 11:00 - 12:00

Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC -05:00)

OIDA completed a technology roadmap of quantum photonics earlier this year, to identify what is needed to commercialize quantum photonics technology. The target applications span quantum sensing to quantum communications and quantum computing. While it is early to identify detailed specifications for the wide array of potential applications, the roadmap characterizes the relevant landscape and lists optics and photonics needs that appear common across many of the emerging commercial opportunities. This webinar will present highlights from the roadmap, and provide some context to understand it, including an update on government funding of quantum research and other roadmap efforts worldwide. The webinar is intended for optics and photonics companies as well as academic researchers who are interested in moving quantum photonics from the lab to commercial use. There will be time for questions from live webinar attendees. OIDA Quantum Photonics Roadmap: Every Photon Counts was released to non-members on 1 June 2020, and is available at


Tom HauskenTom Hausken
With over 35 years in optoelectronics, Dr. Hausken focuses on industry activities at OSA-The Optical Society. This includes OIDA (OSA Industry Development Associates, now a trade association within OSA), where he held a position earlier in his career. For 13 years until 2012, Dr. Hausken led market research and strategy consulting for lasers, image sensors, and a range of other photonic products at Strategies Unlimited. He was also a telecom policy analyst at the U.S. Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, and held R&D and production positions at Alcatel and Texas Instruments in photonics and electronics. He has a PhD from the University of California at Santa Barbara, in optoelectronics.

David LangDavid Lang
David Lang is the Senior Director of Government Relations at The Optical Society (OSA) in Washington, D.C. where he directs the organization's advocacy and public policy programs. Prior to joining OSA, David was with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for 13 years where he worked on more than 20 projects across physics, space and Earth science, and telecommunications. He received his Master of Engineering and Public Policy, a joint degree, from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2011 for which he focused on energy policy and technology. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Astronomy and Astrophysics in 2002 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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