Dana Anderson, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Wilhelm Kaenders, Toptica Photonics AG & Inc., Germany
With applications ranging from computing to navigation, quantum technology starts to make its way into the mainstream economy through both startups and well-established corporations. The evolution reflects a maturation of science and technology from novel laboratory demonstrations and prototypes to sophisticated and highly-engineered instruments. The challenges facing deployment of quantum-enabled systems are often more of a classical rather than quantum nature: Questions regarding how best to imbed quantum performance in classical systems such as for navigation and communication define a new regime for systems engineering while questions addressing size, weight, power and cost present new challenges for systems integration and manufacturing. In so many cases quantum and photonics technologies are intimately intertwined. Advances in optics and photonics technology will thus go hand-in-hand with the evolution and deployment of quantum technology. This symposium will focus on maturing quantum-enabled instruments and systems and their application in quantum information, metrology, and sensing domains. We aim to bring together researchers in both quantum-enabled classical applications such as navigation and timekeeping, and quantum applications such as quantum computing and secure communications.