Point defects in crystals are the solid state analog to trapped ions. Thus these “quantum defects” have gained popularity as a qubit candidate for scalable quantum networks. In this webinar hosted by the OSA Quantum Optical Science and Technology Technical Group, Kai-Mei Fu from the University of Washington will introduce some of the basic quantum defect properties desirable for quantum network applications and give some illustrative examples of recent successes toward scalable quantum networks. These examples will also highlight the outstanding challenges (or opportunities) toward scaling which include photon loss, maintaining spin and optical coherence in integrated devices and scaling quantum registers.
What You Will Learn:
• How single defects in crystals can be utilized to realize a quantum information network
• What properties of defects are important for quantum information applications
• How one measures these properties
• Outstanding challenges in defect engineering that will require innovative solutions from you
Who Should Attend:
• Researchers, including students, both working in this field or simply interested in this field.