The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

Moscone Center,
San Francisco, California, USA

Tuesday, 10 March, 16:15 - 17:00

Theater I


Session Description

OSA Industry Development Associates (OIDA) will discuss findings from its roadmap on quantum photonics. The roadmap identifies challenges and opportunities for photonic technologies for three groups of applications: quantum communication, quantum computing, and quantum sensing. The session will focus in particular on quantum communication.



Tom Hausken, Senior Industry Advisor, The Optical Society, USA



Duncan Earl, Founder and CTO, Qubitekk, USA



Duncan Earl, Founder and CTO, Qubitekk, USA

Dr. Duncan Earl is founder and CTO of Qubitekk and has over 20 years of experience developing optical technologies for both private businesses and government organizations. Prior to Qubitekk, Dr. Earl served for 18 years at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researching advanced technologies for national security applications, including quantum encryption solutions for the emerging smart grid.



Tom Hausken, Senior Industry Advisor, The Optical Society, USA

With over 35 years in optoelectronics, Dr. Hausken focuses on industry activities at OSA—The Optical Society.  This includes OIDA (OSA Industry Development Associates, now a trade association within OSA), where he held a position earlier in his career.  For 13 years until 2012, Dr. Hausken led market research and strategy consulting for lasers, image sensors, and a range of other photonic products at Strategies Unlimited.  He was also a telecom policy analyst at the U.S. Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, and held R&D and production positions at Alcatel and Texas Instruments in photonics and electronics.  He has a PhD from the University of California at Santa Barbara, in optoelectronics.


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