14 September 2020 – 17 September 2020 OSA Virtual Event - Eastern Daylight Time (UTC - 04:00)

1. Quantum Computing & Simulation

  • algorithms and theory
  • atomic qubits (neutrals and ions)
  • spin and charge qubits in solid-state systems
  • optical quantum dot qubits defined by impurities or other defects
  • superconducting quantum circuitry
  • optical- and microwave-controlled qubits
  • optomechanical quantum systems
  • all-optical quantum processing systems

2. Quantum Communication Systems

  • quantum communication & network management theory
  • quantum repeaters
  • quantum optical memory
  • quantum key distribution
  • near-Earth and deep-space quantum communications

3. Quantum Metrology & Sensors

  • matter-based quantum-enhanced sensors: e.g. magnetic and electric field sensors, gravimeters, accelerometers, clocks & related
  • light-based sensors: e.g. quantum-enhanced imaging, spectroscopy, ranging, (LIGO) etc.

4. Hybrid Systems, Quantum Interconnects

  • qubit transduction and interconversion
  • photonic quantum frequency conversion
  • quantum photon-device impedance matching

5. Quantum Photonic Sources & Detectors

  • discrete (single- and multi-photon) sources
  • continuous-variable quantum optical sources 
  • discrete and continuous-variable optical detectors
  • theory of quantum detection & measurement

6. Integrated-optics Quantum Platforms & Devices

  • all-optical (passive) implementations
  • matter-mediated (active) implementations

7. Optical & Laser Technology for QIST Systems

  • lasers & optical frequency combs
  • laser beam modulation and control
  • photon detection electronics
  • electronics and software for QIST control systems