Quantum@Harvard Seminar: Integrated Photonics for Quantum Interconnects

Prof. Marko Loncar, Harvard University

February 3, 2023

12pm – 1pm

Maxwell Dworkin 119

Abstract: Optical interconnects, empowered by a variety of integrated photonic platforms, form the backbone of modern communication systems, including  tele-com, data-com and microwave-photonics. Similarly, integrated photonic enabled  quantum interconnects will be crucial for realization of quantum networks. In my talk I will discuss quantum photonic platforms based on thin film lithium niobate and diamond and their applications in realization of quantum repeaters and quantum transducers. The former are important for the development of quantum internet while the latter will enable modular quantum computing. 

About Speaker: Marko Lončar is Tiantsai Lin Professor of Electrical Engineering at Harvard’s John A Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), as well as Harvard College Professor. Lončar is expert in nanophotonics and nanofabrication, and his current research interests include quantum and nonlinear nanophotonics, quantum optomechanics, high-power optics, and nanofabrication. He is a co-founder of and a board member for HyperLight Corporation, VC backed startup commercializing lithium niobate photonic technology.

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