Remarkable progress has been made in the development of hardware for quantum technologies. As a platform for quantum technologies, integrated photonics has enabled significant leaps for integrating many components, including programmable circuitry, photon sources and detectors. However, machines such as fault tolerant quantum computers appear to be a long way off for all platforms, including photonics.
Yet there are reasons to be optimistic that intermediate scale photonic devices can achieve quantum advantage for certain applications. We discuss some of the photonic hardware advances that could deliver useful quantum technologies.
An invited speaker presentation by professor Anthony Laing at University of Bristol and at Duality Quantum Photonics.
Engaging with problems at a fundamental level and working with a team to solve them is his drive whereby he sees Integrated photonic quantum technologies as emerging trend and technology
About Anthony Laing
Anthony Laing is Professor of Physics at the University of Bristol and co-Director of its Quantum Engineering and Technology Labs. He held a 5-year EPSRC Fellowship in Quantum Technologies and currently leads the Photonics Work Package for the UK’s Quantum Computing and Simulation Hub. He has pioneered photonic quantum technologies and their application to real world problems. In 2020 he co-founded Duality Quantum Photonics to industrialise photonic quantum technologies
About University of Bristol
The University of Bristol is at the cutting edge of global research. We have made innovations in areas ranging from cot death prevention to nanotechnology.
The University has had a reputation for innovation since its founding in 1876. Our research tackles some of the world’s most pressing issues in areas as diverse as infection and immunity, human rights, climate change, and cryptography and information security.
The University currently has 40 Fellows of the Royal Society and 13 of the British Academy – a remarkable achievement for a relatively small institution.
We aim to bring together the best minds in individual fields, and encourage researchers from different disciplines and institutions to work together to find lasting solutions to society’s pressing problems.
We are involved in numerous international research collaborations and integrate practical experience in our curriculum, so that students work on real-life projects in partnership with business, government and community sectors.
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Professor Anthony Laing is invited speaker at the 2024 edition of the European Conference on Integrated Optics.