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ESE Seminar: “Large-Scale Quantum Photonic Processors”

February 11, 2020 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Photons play a central role in many areas of quantum information science, either as qubit themselves or to mediate interactions between long-lived matter based qubits. Techniques for (1) high-fidelity generation, (2) precise manipulation and (3) ultra-efficient detection of quantum states of light are therefore a prerequisite for virtually all quantum technologies. A quantum photonic processor is the union of these three core technologies into a single system, and, bolstered by advances in integrated photonics, promises to be a versatile platform for quantum information science. In this talk we present recent progress towards large-scale quantum photonic processors and demonstrate how such systems enable new applications at the nexus of quantum mechanics and machine learning.

Jacques Carolan

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Global Fellow of the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen

Jacques Carolan received his MSci in Physics and Philosophy from the University of Bristol in 2011 where he then joined the Centre for Quantum Photonics to earn a PhD in 2015.  He joined the Quantum Photonics Laboratory at MIT as a Postdoctoral Fellow in 2016 and after receiving a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship, joined the Quantum Photonics Group at the Niels Bohr Institute in 2019.  He was a 2014 EPSRC ICT Pioneer, attended the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting in 2016 on behalf of the Royal Society and won an Institute of Physics QEP thesis Commendation and UOB Faculty of Science Commendation for his thesis work.


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220 South 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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