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Progress in Quantum Computing, Communications, and Sensing with Integrated Photonics

Hosted By: Optics in Digital Systems Technical Group

04 December 2023 11:00 - 12:00

Over the last couple of decades, advances in integrated photonics have enabled more than 2,000 components to be integrated for chip-scale quantum computing, communications, and sensing. Future progress will require going beyond chip-scale – networking many chips with special functions, which also requires heterogeneous or hybrid integration that can take advantage of different material properties.

In this webinar hosted by the Optics in Digital Systems Technical Group, Galan Moody will provide an introduction to the field of integrated quantum photonics, discuss how we define, generate, manipulate, and detect photonic quantum states, and give examples of state-of-the-art implementations for applications in quantum computing and communications. Prof. Moody will highlight emerging directions in quantum photonics, including chip-scale quantum sensors for fundamental science and space-based applications.

Subject Matter Level: Introductory - Assumes little previous knowledge of the topic

What You Will Learn:
• Quantum light generation and detection
• Optical entanglement and photonic qubits/qudits
• Approaches to photonic quantum computing, communications, and sensing

Who Should Attend:
• Graduate students
• Postdocs/research scientists
• Faculty/professors

About the Presenter: Galan Moody from University of California Santa Barbara

Galan Moody is an Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of California Santa Barbara. Prior to this, he was a Research Scientist (2015-2019) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, Colorado, USA, a National Research Council postdoctoral fellow at NIST (2013-2015), and a postdoctoral associate at the University of Texas, Austin, USA (2013). He received a PhD Degree in Physics (2013) and a BSc Degree in Engineering Physics (2008) from the University of Colorado Boulder. He is a recipient of an Air Force Young Investigator Program award (2020) and an NSF CAREER award (2021). He serves as a thrust co-lead and on the executive committee for UCSB’s Quantum Foundry, on the technical program committees for several conferences including CLEO, and on the editorial board for IOP’s Journal of Physics: Photonics.

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