• 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 I

Sunday, 05 March, 13:00 – 15:30

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 1: This session will give an overview of different technologies/platforms the industry is pursuing to build a scalable quantum computing architecture. The Speakers will present their chosen technology, their vision toward a scalable computing platform, the challenges and the role of optics in their roadmap. 

Join us for Session II, scheduled from 16:00-18:30


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 1 Speakers

13:00-13:20 - Jason Orcutt, Principal Research Scientist, IBM Quantum, USA

13:20-13:40 - Jungsang Kim, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, IonQ Inc., USA

13:40-14:00 - Richard Rouse, Partner Hardware Engineer, Azure Quantum, USA

14:00-14:20 - Mercedes Gimeon-Segovia, VP System Architecture, PsiQuantum, USA

14:20-14:40 - Carmen Palacios Berraquero , CEO, NuQuantum , UnitedKingdom

14:40-15:00 - Galan Moody, Assistant Professor, Quantum Photonics Lab, University of California Santa Barbara, USA

15:00-15:30 - Panel discussion