Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is sponsoring a Photonics for Quantum (PfQ) workshop during January 23-25, 2019 at Rochester, NY, in recognition of the potential for using photons in Quantum 2.0 technologies. The purpose of the workshop is to explore how photonic devices may impact quantum applications. It capitalizes on recent advancements in integrated silicon photonics manufacturing, especially by the development of capabilities at AIM Photonics in the United States and other facilities around the world. PfQ is particularly timely, given the large financial investments already made in quantum technology development and those that are anticipated through the National Quantum Initiative in the United States. The workshop features international pioneers in the advancement of photonics for quantum devices and in their use in five applications: computing, communication, imaging, sensing, and clocks. U.S. federal agencies and industry will also participate.
The advent of quantum physics in the early 20th century precipitated the first “quantum revolution.” It enabled transformative technologies including transistors and semiconductor microelectronics, LEDs, lasers, nuclear power, CCD-cameras, and magnetic resonance imaging. In the past few years, key advances triggered a long-anticipated second quantum revolution. “Quantum 2.0” technologies precisely manipulate and organize individual quantum systems, such as photons, trapped ions, or superconducting circuits, to leverage their strange, unintuitive properties.
The new quantum revolution will create whole new job categories, such as "quantum engineer." In anticipation of associated workforce development opportunities, we are planning to have talks, a panel, and on-site resources to connect quantum job employers with potential job candidates. If you are interested in this service as a company or job applicant, please note this in the comment box on the registration page. We are particularly interested in posting job advertisements on a job board at the workshop.
The talks in this workshop are all invited. The organizer encourage further contributions in the form of posters (indicate in registration comment box).
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For further information about this workshop, email Robyn Rosechandler (email@example.com).
Robert Boyd, University of Ottawa
Jacques Carolan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dirk Englund, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Barry Geldzahler, NASA
Matthew LaHaye, Syracuse University
Michael Liehr, AIM Photonics
Qiang Lin, University of Rochester
Marco Liscidini, University of Pavia
Pavel Lougovski, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Sae Woo Nam Group, NIST, Boulder
Shayan Mookherjea, University of California, San Diego
Britton Plourde, Syracuse University
Stefan Preble, Rochester Institute of Technology
Satyavolu Papa Rao, SUNY Poly
John Sipe, University of Toronto
Nick Vamivakas, University of Rochester
Zachary Vernon, Xanadu
Jelena Vuckovic, Stanford University
Philip Walther, University of Vienna
Andrew Weiner, Purdue University
Ed White, Chair, National Photonics Initiative
Ben Zwickl, Rochester Institute of Technology
Quantum Optical Technologies
Sonia Lopez Alarcon, Mishkat Bhattacharya, Mike Fanto, Don Figer, Edwin Hach, Gregory Howland, Dhireesha Kudithipudi, Drew Maywar, Parsian Katal Mohseni, Seth Hubbard, Stefan Preble, Mark Tolbert, Jing Zhang, Ben Zwickl