Tentative Agenda

March 16

7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast

Session 1: Introduction: [lead: Ryan Camacho and Dan Kilper] 

8:15 – 8:30 Welcome Remarks [Ryan Camacho]

8:30 – 9:00 Session Leads Introductory Remarks (5 minutes each)

9:00-9:30 Group Discussion and brief Q&A to address workshop goals

9:30 – 9:45 Break

Session 2: Photonic Foundries and Capabilities [lead: Stephen Ralph, Paul Juodaklkis, Matt Eichenfield] 
9:45 – 9:50 Introduction of session

9:50 – 10:40 Integrated Photonics and Quantum: Devices and Architectures (12 min each)

Zach Vernon, Xanadu: Chip integration in continuous variable quantum optics

Chad Fertig,  Honeywell: Photonics in Aerospace

Chi Xiong,  IBM: Integrated microwave-to-optical quantum transducer

Mercedes Gimeno-Segovia,  PsiQuantum: Scalable manufacturing processes for fault-tolerant quantum computing

10:40 – 11:30 Intersecting Quantum: integrated photonics foundries

Nick Usechak  Airforce: AIM Photonics  Roadmap -12 min

Matt Eichenfield,   Sandia National Labs -12 min

Paul Juodawlkis,     MIT Lincoln Labs -12 min

Ted Letavic, GlobalFoundries: Innovation and Roadmap at GF -12 min

11:30 – 12:15 Audience Q&A Panel Session

12:15 – 1:30 LUNCH

1:30 – 3:45 Session 3: Quantum Sensing [lead: Saikat Guha and Don Towsley]

Quantum sensing panel

Flash talks (one slide)

  1. Squeezing-enhanced optomechanical sensors [Dal Wilson] – 5 min
  2. Quantum radar: problems and challenges [Stefano Pirandola] – 5 min
  3. Fundamental limits of quantum illumination [Ranjith Nair] – 5 min
  4. Long-baseline astronomy [Misha Lukin] – 5 min

Moderated discussion (Zach Vernon, Mike Raymer: moderator)

Possible list of topics to discuss:

(a) Other photonic sensing applications? Bio imaging, remote sensing, gyroscopes, LIGO, [maybe conduct a vote to narrow down the topics to discuss?]

(b) Device needs

(c) Infrastructure and network needs

(d) Classical noise reduction: reaching the quantum limit in sensing applications

(e) Continuous versus Discrete Variables in Distributed Sensors

3:45 – 4 Break

4 – 5:45 Session 4: Quantum Communications and Networking [lead: Saikat Guha and Don Towsley]

Quantum communications panel (5 min each)

  1. Quantum repeater design and architecture [Liang Jiang]
  2. Entanglement distribution in a quantum network [Mihir Pant]
  3. Entanglement-assisted covert communications [Boulat Bash]
  4. Quantum limits of classical, and entanglement-assisted classical communications [Saikat Guha]

Moderated discussion (Don Boroson, Alan Willner)

Possible list of topics to discuss (feel free to add):

(a) Other applications of networked entanglement? 

(b) Device needs

(c) Infrastructure and network needs


March 17 

7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast

8:00 – 10:00 Session 5: Photonics for Quantum Computing [lead: Dirk Englund and Dan Blumenthal] 

Quantum computing panel

Flash talks (one slide/5 min)

  1. Photonic quantum computing architectures [Mercedes Gimeno-Segovia]
  2. Quantum computing using atomic systems [Dirk Englund]
  3. Quantum computing using superconducting qubits [Zac Dutton]
  4. Distributed quantum computing and algorithms [Hari Krovi]

Moderated discussion [Seth Lloyd, Josh Combes]

Possible list of topics to discuss:

(a) What are the unique photonics enabling technology needs for QIP, including where photon is the bearer of quantum information, and where it is not?

(b) What form of qubit technology is suited for what kind of processing? What are important considerations to be kept in mind when making choice of qubit technology? E.g., quantum repeater, entanglement-assisted sensors and communications, special purpose quantum processors such as sampling based accelerators, general-purpose QC…

(c) What are important challenges on the algorithms front? What are the most fruitful directions of study for distributed quantum computing? 

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15 – 12:15 Session 6: Modelling and Simulation for Quantum Photonic Devices and Systems [lead: Prineha Narang and Don Towsley]

Introduction and “Tutorial” style Needs for Simulations / Techniques [10min, Narang]

Brief Talks by:

Dr. Tomas Neuman – Transduction Schemes [15 min]

Dr. Stefan Krastanov – Stochastic Methods in QIS [15 min]

Dr. Kade Head-Marsden – Open Quantum Systems Approaches in QIS [15 min]

Dr. Ilya Baldin – MIDSCALE testbed: Simulation and Testbed(s) in classical networks [15 min]

Gayane Davoyan: Modeling and simulation of quantum networks  [15 min]

Panel that discusses topics below: [30 min]

1. Physics-based quantum modeling of devices (nonlinear optical processes, atom-light interactions and atomic quantum systems, superconducting systems, trapped ions, materials) 

2. Physical-layer modeling of a quantum computing and communication networking infrastructure (detectors, sources, memories, gates)

3. Network layer simulation and emulation of a quantum network (quantum repeaters, routing and resource allocation, multi-flow entanglement distribution protocols)

4. Application layer modeling (quantum games, blind quantum computing, entanglement-based QKD, distributed sensing)

Panelists would include speakers above, moderated by Narang and Towsley.

12:15-1:30 LUNCH

Session 7: White Paper Review [Dan Kilper]

1:30 – 3:00 Session 7

  • Introduction
  • Review from Session Scribes
  • Sections not covered by sessions
  • Review logistics for completing and disseminating report

3:00-3:30 Wrap Up and Closing