One day one, the keynote speaker, Monica Hansen from Google, delivered a engaging presentation on "Building a Useful Quantum Computer," shedding light on the challenges and breakthroughs in quantum computing. Following the keynote, attendees had the opportunity to attend a series of presentations from companies working in quantum. Tin Komljenovic from Nexus Photonics presented on "Heterogeneous Photonics for Quantum," exploring the use of photonics in quantum technologies. Das Pemmaraju from IBM discussed their advancements in "Moving Towards Practical Quantum Advantage with Scalable Quantum Computing." Garrett Cole from Thorlabs Crystalline Solutions introduced "Semiconductor Supermirrors for Quantum Optical Metrology," presenting the potential of supermirrors in quantum applications.
After lunch, the event resumed with more engaging presentations. Kate Raach from HRL shared insights on "Encoded Silicon Qubits: A High-Performance & Scalable Platform for Quantum Computing." Makan Mohageg from NASA JPL discussed "Space-Based Quantum Technologies at JPL," unveiling their research endeavors in quantum-related projects.
The company led sessions ended with a career panel, providing a platform for students to gain valuable industry insights from the panelists. The panel discussion shed light on career opportunities, challenges, and future prospects in the dynamic field of quantum information science. The day concluded with the student poster session where students were able to showcase their work and discuss with industry members and other attendees.
Day 2 provided students with the opportunity to talk 1:1 to specific representatives during office hours and to visit the facilities of 3 local companies. Asylum/Oxford Instruments, Google, and Thorlabs Crystalline Solutions opened their doors offering valuable insights into their quantum research and development initiatives.
Acknowledgments and Sponsorship:
The 2023 QIS event was made possible through the generous support of sponsor organizations, including HRL Laboratories, Nexus Photonics, Oxford Instruments, and Thorlabs Crystalline Solutions. Their contributions played a vital role in creating a platform for knowledge sharing, collaboration, and innovation within the quantum information science community.
For more information see - https://2023-qis.quantumfoundry.ucsb.edu/
Thorlabs designs and produces a variety of optomechanical and optoelectronic components in 15 facilities around the globe. Thorlabs seeks to listen and serve its customers with over 20,000 products available.
Founded in 2018, Nexus Photonics has developed integrated photonics ready to scale. Smaller, lighter and faster, their platform outperforms industry benchmarks, and operates in an ultra-broadband wavelength range from ultraviolet to infrared to support a wide breadth of practical applications.