• Technical Conference: 

    09 – 14 May 2021

  • Exhibition: 

    10 – 14 May 2021

Super Symposium on Advances in Quantum Technologies

Engineering Nonclassical Light Sources

Symposium Organizers
Peter Mosley, University of Bath, UK

Steve Kolthammer, Imperial College London, UK

Valentina Parigi, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, France


High-performance nonclassical light sources are crucial for photonic implementations of technologies for quantum-enhanced metrology, communications, and computation. Recent years have seen rapid developments in the engineering of parametric nonlinear processes to generate not only high-quality photon pairs and heralded single photons but also bright or multimode continuous-variable squeezed states. In this symposium we will hear from research groups and companies at the forefront of theory and experimental work to control the mode structure, purity, entanglement, and photon statistics of nonclassical light from parametric downconversion and four-wave mixing across platforms including bulk optics, integrated waveguides, micro-resonators, fibre, 2D material hybrids, and topological structures.


Invited Speakers

Ulrik Andersen, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Denmark

A Scalable Platform for Photonic Quantum Computing

Gerald Buller, Heriot-Watt University, UK             

Single-photon Lidar Used in Extreme Imaging Scenarios

Virginia Lorenz, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Photonic Quantum State Engineering in Optical Fiber

Shayan Mookherjea, University of California San Diego, USA

Integrated Photonics for Generating Entangled Photons


Microwave-to-optical Quantum Interconnects

Symposium Organizers

Mohammad Mirhosseini, Caltech EE, USA

Alp Sipahigil, UC Berkeley EECS (as of Jan 2021), USA


The past few years have witnessed steady progress in developing quantum interconnects for microwave-to-optical conversion of photons. Qubit technologies operating at microwave frequencies, such as superconducting circuits and spin qubits, require such quantum interconnects to optical photons for realizing long-distance quantum communication and distributed quantum computing. This symposium will present latest advances and discuss challenges and opportunities ahead for integrating quantum interconnects at the system-level for quantum networking tasks.


Invited Speakers

Sunil Bhave, Purdue University, USA

Title to be Announced 

Andrei Faraon, California Institute of Technology, USA

Title to be Announced 

Simon Gröblacher, TU Delft, Netherlands

Title to be Announced         

Marko Loncar, Harvard University, USA

Title to be Announced         

Cindy Regal, University of Colorado at Boulder JILA, USA

Title to be Announced         

Jelena Vuckovic, Stanford University, USA

Title to be Announced 


Quantum Lidars and Super Resolution

Symposium Organizers
Nisan Ozana, Harvard University, USA

Zeev Zalevsky, Bar-Ilan University, Israel


This session will focus on new and recent methods of quantum sensing. In particular, the proposed session will focus on quantum lidars, super resolution with quantum light and biomedical sensing with quantum devices. With advances in Quantum Optics during the last few years, super resolving LIDAR methods were developed via the quantum properties of a coherent beam. These methods are a breakthrough in super resolution with respect to conventional super resolution methods. Super resolution methods based on quantum properties and interactions that can lead to imaging and biomedical applications will be discussed. Furthermore, recent advances in understanding and applying quantum effects to study LIDAR and quantum imaging will be presented.


Invited Speakers

Gerald Buller, Heriot-Watt University, UK

Title to be Announced         

Hagai Eisenberg , Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

The Advantages of Photon Number Resolution for Rangefinding and LiDAR Applications

Rakesh Kumar Singh, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), India

Sensing Vector and OAM Modes from the Randomly Scattered Light Fields


Rydberg Quantum Technologies

Symposium Organizers

Na Young Kim, University of Waterloo, Canada

Kyung Soo Choi, University of Waterloo, Canada

Igor Lesanovsky, University Tubingen, Germany


This session will showcase Rydberg quantum technologies based on atoms, ions and excitons. Rydberg atoms and ions are attractive platforms for quantum information processing science and technologies as they offer strong state-dependent interactions. Recently, Rydberg excitons have been observed in bulk and two-dimensional semiconductors, offering a route towards solid-state based Rydberg quantum technologies. While Rydberg atoms/ions and Rydberg excitons possess common nature such as scaling laws of some optical properties, they also offer unique aspects. In this session, we provide a venue to examine the current status of quantum technology development and engineering applications together with the merits and challenges in their own areas. Plus, we share perspectives to collaborate between two streams towards quantum information processing science and technologies.


Invited Speakers

Charles Adams, University of Durham, UK 

Title to be Announced           

Mikhail Lukin, Harvard University, USA

Title to be Provided

Nobuko Naka, Kyoto University, Japan   

Rydberg Excitons in Cu2O: from Bulk to Mesoscopic Dimensions

Mark Saffman, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Quantum Algorithms on a Quantum Computer with Rydberg Interactions

Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler, Universität Mainz, Germany

Trapped Rydberg ions: a New Platform for Quantum Information Processing