• Technical Conference:  24 – 28 March 2024
  • Exhibition: 26 – 28 March 2024
  • San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

Will Optics Have a Role to Play in Scaling Out Future Quantum Computing Architectures? - Session II

Sunday, 05 March, 16:00 – 18:30

Room 6F


Scaling quantum computing architectures is trending towards interconnected quantum processing units. For several platforms that require increasingly larger dilution refrigerators, communication between the modular quantum chips based on electrical/RF connections is a limitation due to the limited thermal load capacity the refrigerator can support. Other platforms expected to operate at higher temperatures would eventually face similar challenges. Optical interconnects are a potential answer to this scaling challenge to enable multi-chip communication. Such topologies would require the conversion of qubits to optical wavelengths for some platforms and, more generally, transmission over a networked quantum computing architecture, i.e., notionally a “quantum data center.”

Further, control of quantum computers necessitates a hybrid computing framework with both classical and quantum resources. In the first session, this workshop will encapsulate industry strategies for scaling quantum computing for various qubit technologies with classical control frameworks. The secondary session will cover the technologies and challenges facing quantum interconnects. 
Session 2: This session will focus on different material platforms and devices as building blocks to enable various essential quantum system functionalities and their integration and packaging aspects to address system challenges induced by cryogenic environments. 

Join us for Session I, scheduled from 13:00-15:30


Eleni Diamanti, CNRS and Sorbonne University, France

Fotini Karinou, Microsoft Research Ltd, UnitedKingdom

Daniel Kilper, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Mekena Metcalf, Lawrence Berkley Natl. Lab, USA

Session 2 Speakers

16:00-16:20 - Jelena Vuckovic, Professor in Global Leadership, Professor of Electrical Engineering and by courtesy of Applied Physics, Stanford University, USA

16:20-16:40 - Marko Loncar, Professor, Harvard University, USA

16:40-17:00 - Simon Gröblacher, CEO & Co-Founder, QPhoX, Netherlands

17:00-17:20 - John Bowers, Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

17:20-17:40 - Pri Narang, Professor in Physical Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

17:40-18:00 - Peter O'Brien, Head of the Photonics Packaging Group, Tyndall National Institute, Ireland

18:00-18:30 - Panel discussion