• An In-Person-Only Event
  • Technical Conference:  07 – 12 May 2023
  • The CLEO Hub: 09 – 11 May 2023

Solid-State Based Quantum Optics Enabled by Focused Ion Beam Implantation: Applications & Challenges

Symposium Organizers

Michael Titze, Purdue University, USA

Stefano Lagomarsino, Universitaet Siegen, Germany

Mason Marshall, National Institute of Standards & Technology, USA


Solid-state based quantum computing relies on artificial atoms, often realized through embedding impurity atoms in an otherwise clean crystal environment. While incorporation of atoms during crystal growth can give rise to high-quality photon emitters, the lack of positional control makes scaling of this approach exceptionally difficult. Through the use of focused ion beam implantation positional accuracy <(50 nm)3 can be achieved, sufficient for integration of emitters into photonic nanostructures. Tuning of the optical properties of emitters is achieved by adapting the ion species to the application. Current challenges in the field lie in the typically low ratio of optically active emitters to implanted ions preventing fully deterministic creation of emitters, as well as mitigation of damage introduced during the ion implantation.

This special session will focus on applications in solid state quantum optics realized using focused ion beam implantation and explore pathways of improving emitter yield and damage mitigation strategies.


Invited Speakers

Jennifer Choy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Steven Cundiff, University of Michigan, USA

Kai-Mei Fu, University of Washington, USA

Michael Hollenbach, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany

Hebin Li, Florida International University, USA

Andrew Mounce, Sandia National Laboratory, USA

Meenakshi Singh, Colorado School of Mines, USA

Jelena Vuckovic, Stanford University, USA