Workshop Schedule

SIPQNP 2015 schedule

Workshop Agenda

Day 1                                                                                                                12 March 2015


8:00 Registration and breakfast

8:30 Introduction and overview of workshop objectives: Saikat Guha, BBN


9:00am-2:00pm Focus session 1: Theory of quantum information processing

9:00-9:20         Seth Lloyd, MIT (topic: Quantum random access memory)

9:20-9:40         Jeff Shapiro, MIT (topic: Causality, phase-noise, and nonlinear-optical quantum computing)

9:40-10:00       Christoph Simon, Calgary (topic: Quantum memories and QND detectors for quantum repeaters)


10:00-10:30 ——–BREAK: Lab tours, Poster session, Sidebar discussions——–


10:30-10:50      Josh Combes, Perimeter (topic: Input-output theory for quantum networks, Fock states,  and measurements)

10:50-11:10      Barry Sanders, Calgary (topic: Accurate and precise characterization of linear optical interferometers)

11:10-11:30      Norbert Lütkenhaus, IQC (topic: Optical realizations of quantum fingerprinting)

11:30-11:50      Marcus P. da Silva, BBN (topic: Temporal modes of cavity outputs)


11:50-1:00 Lunch break + Poster session


1:00-2:00 Moderated discussion: [Possible discussion topics: Which applications seem most promising for benefiting from quantum-limited information processing? What is the “classical-quantum gap”? What new avenues should be considered theoretically? What are important device requirements, and how to characterize them? Which requirements can be traded? How big would a quantum photonic chip need to be, for it to beat classical/traditional methods?]

Moderator: Zac Dutton, BBN


2:00-5:30 Focus session 2: Experimental quantum optics: bulk processes and detectors

2:00-2:20         Franco Wong, MIT (topic: Characteristics of ideal photon sources for QIP)

2:20-2:40         Rich Mirin, NIST (topic: Superconducting nanowire single photon detectors)

2:40-3:00         Karl Berggren, MIT (topic: Practical limits and trade-offs in superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors)


3:00-3:30 ——–BREAK: Lab tours, Poster session, Sidebar discussions——–


3:30-3:50         Paola Cappellaro, MIT (topic: Control of spin qubit registers in diamond)

3:50-4:10         Kin Chung Fong, BBN (topic: What would graphene need to detect single photons?)

4:10-4:30         Marko Loncar, Harvard (topic: Prospects of diamond nanophotonics for quantum information processing)


4:30-5:30 Moderated discussion: [Possible discussion topics: What are most important challenges in experimental quantum optics in the foreseeable future? Where can optics benefit from other quantum platforms (such as SC, ion traps, etc.)? What are interfacing challenges? Are there processes that might be best done in bulk optics (as opposed to integrated optics)? Will quantum non-linear optics (e.g., Kerr, cubic-phase) at single-photon level be possible?]

Moderator: Ryan Camacho, Sandia


6:30 onwards- Dinner banquet: Scutra, Arlington MA (shuttles leave BBN at 6 pm)


Day 2                                                                                                                13 March 2015


8:00-8:15 Badging and breakfast

8:30am-2:00pm Focus session 3: Integrated quantum photonics


8:30-8:50         Shayan Mookherjea, UCSD (topic: Photon generation in silicon photonics: state of the art and future possibilities)

8:50-9:10         Dirk Englund, MIT (topic: Towards scalable networks of solid state quantum memories in a photonic integrated circuit)

9:10-9:30         Jason Orcutt, IBM (topic: Leveraging CMOS manufacturing platforms for integrated optics)

9:30-9:50         Mark Iltzer, (topic: Scalability and integration prospects of single photon APDs)


9:50-10:20 ——–BREAK: Group-photo shoot, Poster session, Sidebar discussions——–


10:20-10:40      Michal Lipson, Cornell (topic: On-chip multiplexing for quantum applications)

10:40-11:00      Kartik Srinivasan, NIST (topic: On-chip quantum dot single-photon source, and quantum frequency conversion)

11:00-11:20      Jason Pelc, HP Labs (topic: Coherent feedback in nanophotonic circuits with optical nonlinearities, for use in classical information processing)

11:20-11:40      Ryan Camacho, Sandia (topic: Integrated photonics for quantum communication)

11:40-12:00      Jeff Thompson, Harvard (topic: Cold atoms coupled to nanophotonic circuits)


12:00-1:00 Lunch break + Poster session


1:00-2:00 Moderated discussion: [Possible discussion topics: What are the most important challenges in integrated photonics? Which are the hardest components to scale? If an application lets some components be traded (such as heralded photons and feed-forward vs. inline non-linearities, or heralded photons vs. number-resolving detection), how do we understand the hardness trade-space? Can some performance metrics be traded for another? What about hybrid platforms (for optics)? What are the interfacing challenges? Where can optics benefit from other platforms (such as SC, ion traps, etc.)? What are the interconversion challenges?]

Moderator: Kristiaan De Greve (on behalf of Misha Lukin), Harvard


2:00-4:00 Focus session 4: Hot topic focused discussions: challenges and prospects

2:00-2:30         Non-linear quantum optics: Alex Gaeta, Cornell

2:30-3:00         Scalable linear-optical quantum computing: Mark Thompson, University of Bristol

3:30-4:00         Quantum repeater networks: Jungsang Kim, Duke

4:00-4:30         Optical-microwave inter-conversion: Hong Tang, Yale


4:30-5:00 Wrap up

5:00 Closing remarks: Zac Dutton, BBN


Registered posters

Name of presenter Title
Ranjeet Kumar, UCSD Generating Photon Pairs Using Silicon Photonics
Thomas Gerrits, NIST Integrated Superconducting Single Photon Detectors
Joshua Silverston, Univ. of Bristol Processing Quantum Information in Silicon Photonics
Kristen Sunter, MIT Optical Antennas for Superconducting Nanowire Single Photon Dectectors
Luca Marseglia, MIT Tailoring the Diamond – Nano fabricated Structures Coupled to Colour Centres in Diamond
Nick Harris, MIT A Programmable Nanophotonic Processor for Linear Quantum Optics Experiments
Mihir Pant, MIT High-Dimensional Unitary Transformations on Temporal Modes
Matthew Smith, ORNL A Programmable Cluster State Generator
Christoph Simon, Calgary Christoph Simon’s group: theoretical quantum optics
Faraz Najafi, MIT Scalable single-photon detection on a photonic chip

SIPQNP 2014 schedule can be seen here