Quantum Symposium 2018
1st International Symposium on
"Single Photon based Quantum Technologies"
May 30-June 1, 2018 in Berlin, Germany
PicoQuant's 1st International Symposium on “Single Photon based Quantum Technologies”, held from May 30 - June 1, 2018, was considered to be a highly inspiring event by all participants. The three day symposium brought together top researchers from various areas of quantum technologies and allowed attending scientists to report on and share their latest discoveries in single-photon detectors and sources, metrology and sensing, correlations and entanglement, communication and QKD, information processing, as well as integrated photonic quantum circuits.
Over 40 presentations reporting latest developments in these fields were held by students and renowned scientists alike. The talks were attended to and enjoyed by nearly 100 scientists from all over the world. The symposium program was rounded out by a poster session with more than 30 contributions, leading to fruitful exchange between the participants.
Opportunities for networking and fruitful idea exchanges were provided at informal gatherings during breaks as well as at the welcoming reception. Christine Silberhorn (University of Paderborn, Germany) pointed out that she especially liked that this symposium brought together researchers working on different aspects of optical quantum technologies, ranging from single photon sources and photonic networks to detectors and applications. Due to the big success of this event, PicoQuant has announced to organize another symposium in the near future. Over the course of the event, PicoQuant also demonstrated for the first time its record-breaking multi-channel event timer and time tagger - MultiHarp 150, whose outstanding data throughput allows to fully exploit the count rate limits of time-resolved single photon experiments.
Invited speakers and their titles
- Ivo P.Degiovanni
"Quantum metrology vs. quantum enhanced measurements (with photons)"
- Mark Fox
University of Sheffield, UK
"On-chip quantum photonics with integrated quantum-dot single-photon sources"
- David Gershoni
Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
"Deterministic generation of a cluster state of entangled photons, using semiconductor quantum dots"
- Ronald Hanson
TU Delft, The Netherlands
- Wolfram Pernice
University Münster, Germany
"Waveguide integrated single photon detectors"
- Jürgen Mlynek
Former president of the Helmholtz Foundation, Germany
"The second quantum revolution - The EU flagship on quantum technologies"
- Marco Lucamarini
Toshiba Research Europe Ltd., UK
"Quantum communications based on semiconductor devices"
- Christine Silberhorn
University Paderborn, Germany
"Integrated quantum optics"
- Varun Verma
"Progress in single photon imaging from the UV to the mid infrared using superconducting nanowire detectors"
- Ian Walmsley
University of Oxford, UK
"Photonic quantum networks: a ubiquitous platform for quantum technologies"
- Ronald Walsworth
Harvard University, USA
"Nanoscale magnetic imaging using quantum defects in diamond"
The time schedule of the symposium is available for download:
Many excellent contributions made it very difficult for the jury to nominate a single winner. Therefore the student award of 750 Euro was split between Naomi Holland (University of Oxford, United Kingdom) who presented her work on "Optical Tweezers for Neutral Atoms: The Key to a Reliable Atom-Photon Quantum Interface" and Ekkehart Schmidt (Karlsruhe Institute for Technology, Germany) who talked on "Superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors on GaAs with suppressed parasitic counts". Congratulations!
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