Quantum Optical Science and Technology (OQ)

Quantum Optical Science and Technology

Interested audience.This group promotes the acquisition of knowledge about the quantum properties of the electromagnetic field and atom-photon interactions. Experiment, theory and technology relevant for atom trapping, Bose condensation, quantum measurements and quantum information are within the purview of quantum optical science.

Engineering Quantum Defects for Quantum Network Applications

12 August 2020, 13:00 - 14:00 Eastern Time

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Point defects in crystals are the solid state analog to trapped ions. Thus these “quantum defects” have gained popularity as a qubit candidate for scalable quantum networks.

In this webinar hosted by the OSA Quantum Optical Science and Technology Technical Group, Kai-Mei Fu from the University of Washington will introduce some of the basic quantum defect properties desirable for quantum network applications and give some illustrative examples of recent successes toward scalable quantum networks.

These examples will also highlight the outstanding challenges (or opportunities) toward scaling which include photon loss, maintaining spin and optical coherence in integrated devices and scaling quantum registers.

What You Will Learn:

  • How single defects in crystals can be utilized to realize a quantum information network
  • What properties of defects are important for quantum information applications
  • How one measures these properties
  • Outstanding challenges in defect engineering that will require innovative solutions from you

Who Should Attend:

  • Researchers, including students, both working in this field or simply interested in this field.

About the Presenter: Kai-Mei Fu, University of Washington

Kai-Mei Fu is an Associate Professor of Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on understanding and engineering the quantum properties of point defects in crystals, and utilizing these properties in photonic devices for quantum information and sensing applications. Kai-Mei received her A.B. in Physics from Princeton University in 2000 and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University in 2007.


Graciana Puentes Universidad de Buenos AiresChair
Lee C Bassett University of PennsylvaniaVice Chair
Sara L Mouradian Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyEvents Officer
Mohammad Soltani Raytheon BBN TechnologiesIndustry Liaison
Pablo Bianucci Concordia UniversityWebinar Officer

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