Join us for the kickoff of the Arizona Quantum Initiative (AQuI). The AQuI Inaugural Workshop, April 12-14, 2023, will be held on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson, Arizona, featuring leading experts in the field of quantum networking; sensing and imaging; communications and networks; materials, devices and systems; and regulatory compliance to discuss recent research findings from the University of Arizona. The event is sponsored by The University of Arizona Research Innovation and Impact (RII), Tech Launch Arizona (TLA) and NSF-ERC Center for Quantum Networks (CQN).
This interdisciplinary community of faculty, students, and research scientists span the university, including the Wyant College of Optical Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Science (Astronomy & Steward Observatory, Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science), and the Rogers College of Law. Guests will include speakers from around the country in the field. Building upon the success of CQN, the NSF Engineering Research Center headquartered at UArizona, the AQuI initiative will focus on novel applications of quantum information science and engineering, particularly in biological sciences, astronomy, and machine learning. We hope you can join us!
The event will be held in the Health Sciences Innovation Building (HSIB) click for directions
1670 E. Drachman St. | Tucson, Arizona
The timing of the workshop coincides with the designated World Quantum Day, April 14, 2023.
To register or inquire about the workshop, please contact Lyann Lau at email@example.com.
ARIZONA QUANTUM INITIATIVE (AQuI)
The University of Arizona
|Wednesday, April 12, 2023|
|9:00 am – 9:30 am||Breakfast & Poster Viewing||HSIB 640|
|9:30 am – 12:00 pm||Opening Session||Moderator: Dr. Saikat Guha, UArizona||HSIB 640|
|Inaugural Remarks||Dr. Betsy Cantwell, SVPR UArizona||HSIB 640|
|Inaugural Remarks||Dr. Thomas Koch, Dean OSC, UArizona||HSIB 640|
|Keynote Speaker (remote)
Practical Quantum Computing in the Era of Quantum Technology
Trapped ions are one of the leading candidates for realizing practically useful quantum computers. The technology has made tremendous amount of progress in the last half a decade, to an extent where practically meaningful applications can be run on these systems today. I will discuss application areas where quantum computers can make a practical contribution to the computational frontier, and the prospect for an era of quantum technology.
|Dr. Jungsang Kim, Duke University & ION Q||HSIB 640|
|A Quantum Ethics Roadmap
This talk describes the applications and likely societal impacts we might expect from the first generation of quantum technologies and helps identify where societal goals might be in tension or come into conflict with the goals of industry
|Dr. Jane Bambauer, UArizona||HSIB 640|
|12:00 pm – 1:30 pm||Discussions and Lunch||HSIB 640|
|1:30 pm – 3:00 pm||Session #2 (Sensing and Imaging)||Moderator: Dr. Boulat Bash, UArizona||HSIB 640|
Quantum enhanced sensing: a broad overview
|Dr. Saikat Guha, UArizona||HSIB 640|
Quantum Possibilities for Biomedical Optical Imaging
|Dr. Jennifer Barton, UArizona||HSIB 640|
Towards Realizing Passive Optical Super-resolution via Quantum-inspired Modal Measurements
|Dr. Amit Ashok, UArizona||HSIB 640|
|Coffee Break & Poster Viewing||HSIB 640|
|3:30 pm – 5:00 pm||Session #3 (Quantum Computing and Error Correction)||Moderator: Dr. Saikat Guha, UArizona||HSIB 640|
What Quantum Networks Can Do for the Defense Industry
How is quantum technology projected to impact defense applications? With an emphasis on quantum networks which can link sensor and processor resources in powerful ways. Raytheon Technologies is following these developments both from the standpoint of developing enabling technology for quantum networks and assessing its potential deployment in systems
|Dr. Zac Dutton, Raytheon BBN||HSIB 640|
|Quantum Error Correction is Essential for Scalability
Small quantum systems have been demonstrated across different quantum technologies and applications. The primary bottleneck to scalability is noise and decoherence, which can be systematically addressed only by quantum error correction (QEC). This talk will introduce the key idea of QEC and its application to quantum computing and networking.
|Dr. Narayanan Rengaswamy, UArizona||HSIB 640|
|Challenges in Quantum Error Correction
In this talk, we show connections between quantum and classical error correction codes. We focus low-density parity check (LDPC) codes that are gaining significant attention for quantum applications. In classical applications, LDPC codes are adopted in numerous communications and data storage standards due to low hardware complexity decoding and excellent error correction capabilities, but quantum LDPC codes require novel and more sophisticated decoding algorithms to utilize their potential.
|Dr. Bane Vasić, UArizona||HSIB 640|
|5:45 pm – 7:00 pm||Dinner Speaker
Entrepreneurship and Commercialization: a personal Journey
|Dr. Nasser Peyghambarian, UArizona||Meinel 3rd Flr Lobby & 307|
|Thursday, April 13, 2023|
|8:30 am – 9:00 am||Breakfast & Poster Viewing||HSIB 640|
|9:00 am – 10:45 am||Session #4 (Quantum Photonics)||Moderator: Dr. Saikat Guha, UArizona||HSIB 640|
|Dr. Kanu Sinha, Arizona State University||HSIB 640|
|Quantum photonics with integrated thin-film lithium niobate
I will introduce the recently developed thin-film lithium niobate platform for quantum photonic applications. The combination of the strong second-order nonlinearity in lithium niobate and the sub-wavelength optical confinement in integrated photonic structures provide the ideal platform for high-efficiency scalable quantum photonic systems. I will present our recent result on the first generation of squeezed vacuum with on-chip parametric down-conversion, as well as the development of a new phase matching technique to achieve the ultimate nonlinear efficiency in integrated lithium niobate waveguides.
|Dr. Linran Fan, UArizona||HSIB 640|
Entanglement-enhanced optomechanical sensing
|Dr. Dal Wilson, UArizona||HSIB 640|
|Coffee Break & Poster Viewing||HSIB 640|
|11:00 am – 12:30 pm||Session #5 (Quantum Sensing)||Moderator: Dr. Linran Fan, UArizona||HSIB 640|
|Quantum-Enhanced Transmittance Sensing
We consider the problem of estimating unknown transmittance of a target bathed in thermal background light. We prove that quantum illumination using two-mode squeezed vacuum (TMSV) states asymptotically achieves minimal quantum Cramér-Rao bound (CRB) overall quantum states (not necessarily Gaussian) in the limit of low transmitted power. We characterize the optimal receiver structure for TMSV input, and show its advantage over other receivers using both analysis and Monte Carlo simulation.
|Dr. Boulat Bash, UArizona||HSIB 640|
|Exoplanet Imaging: Finding one photon in billions
I will introduce astronomical high-contrast imaging, the extreme detection challenge of separating light reflected from planets from the glare of their host stars. I will also briefly motivate ground and space-based instrumentation and summarize the planned future of high-contrast imaging from space.
|Dr. Ewan Douglas, UArizona||HSIB 640|
|12:30 pm – 1:30 pm||Lunch & Poster Viewing
(Tech Launch Arizona presentation 12:30-12:45)
|1:30 pm – 3:00 pm||
Discussions & Networking - Posters will be available
|3:45 pm – 5:00 pm||OSC Colloquium: Quantum Phenomena for the Information Era||Dr. Manijeh Razeghi, Northwestern University||Meinel 3rd Flr|
|5:00 pm - 6:00 pm||Dinner & MS Optical Sciences - QISE overview||Dr. Amit Ashok||Meinel 3rd Flr Lobby & 307|
|Friday, April 14, 2023 (World Quantum Day)
NEW LOCATION HSIB 531
|8:30 am – 9:00 am||Breakfast & Poster Viewing||HSIB 531|
|9:00 am – 10:45 am||Session #6 (Quantum Systems)||Moderator: Dr. Amit Ashok, UArizona||HSIB 531|
Piezoelectric Quantum Microsystems Systems
|Dr. Matt Eichenfield, UArizona||HSIB 531|
|Dynamically Speeding Up Quantum Dynamics
Strong interactions between the components of a quantum system are critical for leveraging quantum effects in quantum technologies. In this talk, I present a protocol to enhance such interactions through local controls, thereby speeding up the system’s evolution without knowing parameter details. I further show the experimental realization of the protocol in an ion trap system to demonstrate phase insensitive amplification of displacements and faster Rabi oscillations.
|Dr. Christian Arenz, Arizona State University||HSIB 531|
|2D Material Quantum Dots
2D semiconductors host strongly bound excitons that can be controlled by external electric and magnetic fields. I will report on our progress developing deterministic and energy tunable quantum dots that show evidence of single exciton trapping. Single excitons can serve as single photon emitters and spin-photon interfaces.
|Dr. John Schaibley, UArizona||HSIB 531|
|Coffee Break & Poster Viewing||HSIB 531|
|11:00 am – 12:30 pm||Session #7 (Networking and Communications)||Moderator: Dr. Amit Ashok, UArizona||HSIB 531|
High frequency superconducting quantum devices for computation, sensing and networking
|Dr. Philip Mauskopf, Arizona State University||HSIB 531|
|Democratizing access to emerging computational infrastructure: Lessons learned over 15 years
Access to advanced NSF cyberinfrastructure has been central for enabling innovation across many disciplines. I will share some of the lessons learned in making these advances widely adopted community of users.
|Dr. Nirav Merchant, UArizona||HSIB 531|
Trustworthy Federated Machine Learning: Noise to the rescue!
|Dr. Ravi Tandon, UArizona||HSIB 531|
|12:30 pm – 1:30 pm||Wrap Up & Next Steps over Lunch||Dr. Saikat Guha & Dr. Amit Ashok||HSIB 531|
|Lab Tours (Sign up Sheet)|
|2:00 pm – 2:30 pm||CQN Network Testbed Hub (Linran Fan)||ECE 111|
|3:00 pm – 3:30 pm||Atom optics and quantum control (Poul Jessen)||Meinel 568 & 570|
|3:30 pm – 3:50 pm||Quantum Nanophotonics (Linran Fan)||Meinel 518|
|3:50 pm – 4:10 pm||Super-resolution Imaging and squeezed light (Saikat Guha)||Meinel 565 & 453|
|4:10 pm – 4:30 pm||Quantum Optomechanics (Dal Wilson)||Meinel 676|
|6:00 pm - 7:00 pm||AQuI Community Networking||Gentle Ben's
865 E University Blvd