• Technical Conference:  10 – 15 May 2020
  • Exhibition: 12 – 14 May 2020

2019 Workshops

Topical workshops provide convivial, interactive, open fora to address topics not covered by traditional presentations, but that are of interest and importance to the CLEO community. Moderators and panels of specialists lead discussions.

The format is intended to be less formal than a technical session or symposium so as to enable open discussion between panelists and the audience to address technical and strategic questions for which there is no clear consensus.

 

Workshop topics:

What Will Be the Largest Commercial Application for Optical Frequency Combs in 10 Years?

Will Quantum Computing Actually Work?!

Quantum Information Science and Technology Initiatives

Beyond Awareness: What Actions Can Be Taken to Improve Diversity in STEM?

 

What Will Be the Largest Commercial Application for Optical Frequency Combs in 10 Years?

Over 15 years ago, a committee at CLEO was formed to capture research on precision optical measurement primarily enabled by the development of optical frequency combs. Since their first demonstration in 2000, optical frequency
combs have seen rapid changes in laser technology, expansion of applications, and industry interest. This workshop seeks a discussion from experts in government, academia and industry on what the commercial future holds for this versatile technology.
 

Organizers:

Tara Fortier, National Institute of Standards & Technology, USA
Fabrizio Giorgetta, National Institute of Standards & Technology, USA

 

Moderator:

Fabrizio Giorgetta, National Institute of Standards & Technology, USA

 

Panelists: 

Ronald Holzwarth, Menlo Systems GmbH, Germany
Ursula Keller, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Seung-Woo Kim, KAIST, South Korea
Markus Mangold, IRsweep, Switzerland
Nate Newbury, National Institute of Standards & Technology, USA
Nathalie Picqué, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Germany    
Stojan Radic, University of California, San Diego, USA
Felix Rohde, TOPTICA Photonics AG, Germany
 

Will Quantum Computing Actually Work?!

The realization of a large-scale quantum computer represents the holy grail for quantum researchers and for those hoping to harness the power of quantum entanglement. Far beyond practical limits of classical computing, quantum computers potentially enable the simulation of all quantum processes in nature, and have profound and immediate practical applications, most famously in cryptography. After decades of painstaking research on small-scale laboratory devices, there has been a recent, dramatic ramping up of commercial interest, spanning boutique companies to tech giants.
 
This workshop aims to address the question currently on the minds of many — is large-scale, fault-tolerant, universal quantum computing a realistic possibility?

 

Organizers:
Ben Eggleton, University of Sydney, Australia
Tara Fortier, National Institute of Standards & Technology, USA


Moderator:

Andrew Wilson, National Institute of Standards & Technology, USA


Panelists:
Jerry Chow, IBM Corp., USA

Superconducting Circuits
Mikhail Lukin, Harvard University, USA

Silicon & Nitrogen Vacancy Centers, Nano-photonics, and Neutral Atoms
Christopher Monroe, University of Maryland, Joint Quantum Institute & IONQ Inc., USA

Trapped Ions
Robert Schoelkopf, Yale University, USA

Superconducting Circuits
Andrew Steane, University of Oxford, UK

Quantum Error Correction Codes and Trapped Ions
Jelena Vuckovic, Stanford University, USA

Quantum Dots, Silicon Vacancy Centers, and Nano-photonics
Birgitta Whaley, UC Berkeley, USA

 

Quantum Information Science and Technology Initiatives Panel

Nationally-driven research initiatives in quantum information science and technology have grown as quickly as the fields themselves in recent years. This panel will explore the state of the research, the initiatives, and the potential international competitiveness, and cooperation that comes with them.

Moderator:

Sergey Polyakov, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

Panelists:

Marissa Giustina, Google, USA

David Lang, The Optical Society (OSA), USA

Michael Raymer, University of Oregon, USA

Carl Williams, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

Feihu Xu, University of Science and Technology of China, China

 

Beyond Awareness: What Actions Can Be Taken to Improve Diversity in STEM?

In the physical sciences, women and minorities have seen slower improvements in representation compared to fields such as medicine and law. Information on how to improve this representation in STEM is also difficult to find. This workshop brings together leaders of professional organizations and subject matter experts to discuss policies and actions that can improve gender, racial, LGBTQI and disability diversity within the physics, engineering and optics communities.

Organizers: 

Arti Agrawal, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Ben Eggleton, University of Sydney, Australia

Tara Fortier, National Institute of Standards & Technology, USA

Christina Willis, Consultant, USA

Andrew Wilson, National Institute of Standards & Technology, USA

 

Panelists: 

Kate Kirby, Chief Executive Officer, American Physical Society

Doug Razzano, Executive Director, IEEE Photonics Society

Kent Rochford, Chief Executive Officer, SPIE

Elizabeth A. Rogan, Chief Executive Officer, The Optical Society

Meg Urry, Yale University

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