Quantum optical materials and related devices based on impurity systems are promising building blocks for quantum-communication and quantum-sensing networks. Over the last few years, this field has witnessed enormous progress and has stimulated the development of designer quantum materials with the potential to achieve improved entanglement rates, distance, and quantum sensitivity. Most significantly, innovative material synthesis and device design are being actively pursued to address the challenges associated with controllable and a priori design of materials to achieve high fidelity, high purity and indistinguishable photon states. The latest scientific and technical advances have broadened the palette of material platforms for quantum optics, which spans wide bandgap semiconductors, 2D materials, rare-earth ion doping, perovskites, and molecule-tethered 1D structures. Moreover, theoretical and computational efforts seek desirable atomic and electronic structures of materials for various quantum states. Device fabrication utilizing cavity quantum electrodynamics opens up applications in manipulating designer quantum photonic states for distributed quantum computing and communication platforms.
This symposium provides a forum to discuss various theoretical, computational and experimental approaches to realize designer quantum materials. The invited talks and presentations will cover interdisciplinary fields including quantum science and technology, materials science, physics, chemistry, mechanical and electrical engineering.
The Pennsylvania State University
University of Technology Sydney
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
Argonna National Laboratory
Center for Nanoscale Materials