SIPQNP 2023 will focus on teasing out important enabling technologies, and their associated requirements, challenges and prospects — in the context of a few chosen photonic quantum enabled technologies — which, if realized, might be “game changers” in the scalable realizations of those respective applications.

Sunday, February 12

7pm Welcome dinner and poster session

Monday, February 13

7am Breakfast

8am Session 1 All-photonic quantum computing [Chairs: Mercedes Gimeno-Segovia and Sophia Economou]

Goal of the session: This session aims at discussing a few techniques and technologies whose fruition may lead to disruptive / dramatic improvements to the scalability and realizability of fault-tolerant all-photonic quantum computing. Example topics will include: (1) photonic cluster state generation using atomic emitters for discrete variable quantum computing, (2) deterministic preparation of GKP qubits for continuous variable photonic quantum computing, (3) high-speed loss-tolerant electro-optic feedforward in photonic integrated circuits, and (4) energy-efficient cryo-electronic processing for Boolean logic in integrated photonics.

The session will be organized as follows:

8:00am-8:30am Overview talk 1: Chris Sparrow, PsiQuantum

8:30am-9:00am Overview talk 2: Rafael Alexander, Xanadu

9:00am-10:00am Flash talks on enabling technologies

  • Alp Sipahigil, UC Berkeley
  • Ed Barnes, Virginia Tech
  • Bikun Li, University of Chicago
  • Shuo Sun, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Ashlesha Patil, University of Arizona

10:00am-10:30am Coffee Break

10:30am-noon Moderated Discussion

noon-1 Outdoor Lunch at the Biosphere Patio

1pm Session 2 Quantum Photonics Foundries: Builders and Users [Chairs: Matt Eichenfeld and Ryan Camacho]

Goal of the session: This session seeks to address the following question: what foundry capabilities exist to support quantum photonics and how can future users take advantage of these capabilities? The session will consist of two primary sets of speakers, each of whom will give short “flash” talks:

1pm-1:45pm Talks from Leading experts representing various foundries and material platforms that are or may be able to support the infrastructure needs of quantum photonics and applications areas

  • Paul Juodawlkis, MIT Lincoln Laboratories
  • Peter O’Brien, Tyndall Institute
  • Matt Eichenfield, University of Arizona

1:45pm-2:30pm Talks from Users of foundry platforms for quantum experiments

  • Dan Blumenthal, UC Santa Barbara
  • Stephen Ralph, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Volker Sorger, George Washington University
  • Noel Wan, QuERA Computing
  • Shuo Sun, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Gen Clark, MITRE

2:30pm-3:00pm Coffee Break

3:00pm-4:30pm Moderated discussion/panel on transformational technologies for quantum photonics in scalable processes and how to get foundries to manufacture these technologies if they are not already available.

4:30pm-5:30pm Free Time

5pm-6pm Poster Session

6pm-7pm Keynote dinner-time talk by Prof. Nasser Peyghambarian, University of Arizona

7pm Dinner

Tuesday, February 14

7am Breakfast

8 am Session 3 Individual and Distributed entanglement assisted sensing [Organizers: Mike Raymer and Zheshen Zhang].

Session chairs: Elizabeth Goldschmidt and Brian Smith

Goal of the session: The fundamental limits of precision in estimating parameters embedded in light or matter are ultimately governed by the laws of quantum mechanics. This session aims at surveying how to quantify these quantum performance limits, and discussing promising avenues of significant quantum enhancements in sensor performance, both for individual quantum-enhanced sensors as well as a collection of distributed sensors—equipped with entanglement—working toward a collective estimation task. The talks in this session will involve sensors that use non-classical photonic illumination schemes, preparation of collective entangled states of atomic sensors, design of non-classical optical receivers, and more, which if realized, could lead to dramatic improvements in sensing performance with applications ranging magnetometry, accelerometry, gravimetry, radio-frequency photonic sensors, dark matter detection, navigation, astronomical imaging, and more. The session will begin with two overview talks, followed by flash talks and a moderated discussion at the end. 

8am-8:20am Overview talk 1 [Individual sensors] Connor Hart, University of Maryland

8:20am-8:45am Flash talks [applications of standalone quantum sensors] ~8 minutes per talk

  • Stuart Masson, Columbia University
  • Hayden McGuinness, Sandia National Laboratory
  • Leo Hollberg, Stanford University

8:45am-9:15am Panel discussion: standalone sensors

9:15am-9:45am Break

9:45am-10:05am Overview talk 2 [Distributed sensors] Ulrik Andersen, DTU

10:05am-10:25am Flash talks [applications of quantum sensor networks] ~8 minutes per talk

  • Dalziel Wilson, University of Arizona
  • Anthony Brady, University of Southern California

10:25am-10:55am Panel discussion: distributed sensors

10:55am-11:15am Break

11:15am-noon Joint moderated discussion

noon-1 Outdoor Lunch at the Biosphere Patio

1 pm Session 4 Programmable mode transformations for imaging and computing [Chair: Saikat Guha]

Goal of the session: The goal of this session is to scope out the state of the art and development needs for optical-domain multi-spatial-temporal-spectral mode programmable linear transformations to support disruptive improvements in capabilities in receivers for passive imaging in the sub-Rayleigh regime, receiver designs for active sensors, and potentially for photonic quantum computing.

Applications of programmable mode sorters

1:00pm-1:20pm Applications of mode sorters to passive imaging, Amit Ashok, University of Arizona

1:20pm-1:40pm Applications of multiplane light conversion (MPLC) mode sorters to quantum parameter estimation, Nicolas Treps, Sorbonne University

1:40pm-2:00pm Applications of mode sorters to quantum sensing and quantum computing, Michael R. Grace, Raytheon BBN Technologies

2:00pm-2:40pm Moderated discussion on applications of mode sorting to photonic quantum information processing

2:40pm-3:00pm Coffee Break

Experimental realizations of mode sorters

3:00pm-3:20pm Programmable temporal mode sorters, Brian Smith [spectral mode sorters], University of Oregon

3:20pm-3:40pm Programmable spectral mode sorters, Joe Lukens [temporal mode sorters], Arizona State University

3:40pm-4:20pm Moderated Discussion on scalable design of programmable mode sorters for space, time and/or frequency modes

4:20pm-4:30pm Program Committee Members: Concluding remarks

4:30pm Adjourn

5pm Arranged transportation to Tucson (Downtown, UArizona campus, and TUS airport)