Technical Conference:
13 – 18 May 2018
15 – 17 May 2018

Integrated Sources of Non-Classical Light: Perspectives and Challenges

Parametric fluorescence in bulk crystals for generating non-classical light, such as a single photon, photon pairs, and squeezed states, has been an essential part of quantum optics for more than three decades. Recently, the use of integrated photonic structures has attracted attention as a promising strategy for generation and manipulation of non-classical states of light. This is particularly interesting because light confinement at the micro- and nano-scale can enhance the nonlinear light-matter interaction by several orders of magnitude, and the optical properties of these structures can be engineered beyond what can be achieved in bulk materials, for instance in terms of dispersion. Moreover, using integrated structures offers the promise of better stability, scalability, and lower cost, which are typical of integrated devices. Hence, “Great Expectations” have been raised for using integrated photonics toward development of scalable quantum technologies as well as extending the frontiers of light-matter interactions. Despite recent advances, the generation and control of non-classical light on a chip for the realization of practical and scalable quantum devices is still a major challenge. The goal of this symposium is to provide a forum for discussing the state-of-the-art developments in integrated photonics for generation and manipulation of non-classical light as well as major challenges and potential directions in using them toward practical quantum technologies.


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