Large-Scale Quantum Photonic Processors
Seminar: EE: EECS Seminars | February 19 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium (306)
Jacques Carolan, Postdoctoral Fellow, Niels Bohr Institute
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.