SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), will present the 2021 Photonics for Quantum Digital Forum. Previously an RIT initiative, this year marks a new iteration of this event in the form of a partnership between RIT and SPIE.
The five-day event will include more than 20 speakers from across international industry and research as well as an interactive poster session. Discussions and presentations will focus on quantum topics spanning applications, experiments, quantum photonic integrated circuits, materials, integration between dissimilar material systems, devices, and concepts to support a national quantum foundry.
Invited speakers include Qunnect's Noel Goddard; the US Air Force Research Laboratory's Michael Fanto; Imperial College London's Ian A. Walmsley; Eleni Diamanti of Sorbonne University's Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6; Laboratoire Matériaux et Phénomènes Quantiques' Sara Ducci; the University of Birmingham's Kai Bongs; and Anton Zeilinger of the University of Vienna and the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of sciences.
The Photonics for Quantum program sessions include:
12 July: Networks and Communication
13 July: Computing and Simulation
14 July: Sensing and Imaging
15 July: Components
16 July: Special events and panels, including Women in Quantum (in conjunction with the SPIE Women in Optics program), global government initiatives and funding, and workforce and education