2020 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium EQ01-Quantum Optical Materials and Devices Based on Impurity Systems

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.

Topics will include:

  • Coherent spin-photon interfaces: quantum dots, single defects, molecules (joint with Symposium EQ14)
  • Quantum defects in insulators and wide-gap semiconductors (joint with Symposium EQ14)
  • Controlled creation and manipulation of quantum defects in low-dimensional materials
  • Designer rare-earth doped quantum materials and systems
  • Novel approaches for deterministic coupling of optical materials with photonic structures
  • Light-matter interaction and cavity quantum electrodynamics
  • Novel methods for synthesis, processing, and characterization of quantum materials
  • Computational tools for quantum material design

Invited Speakers:

  • Audrius Alkauskas (Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Lithuania)
  • Edward Bielejec (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
  • Vladimir Dyakonov (University of Würzburg, Germany)
  • Andrei Faraon (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Kai-Mei Fu (University of Washington, USA)
  • Adam Gali (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary)
  • Giulia Galli (The University of Chicago, USA)
  • Weibo Gao (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Bert Hecht (Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany)
  • Joseph Heremans (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • Atac Imamoglu (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
  • Song Jin (University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA)
  • Mehran Kianinia (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
  • Richard Layfield (University of Sussex, United Kingdom)
  • Jieun Lee (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
  • Prineha Narang (Harvard University, USA)
  • Jay Narayan (North Carolina State University, USA)
  • Peter Pauzauskie (University of Washington, USA)
  • Aleksandra Radenovic (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • James Schuck (Columbia University, USA)
  • Ajit Srivastava (Emory University, USA)
  • Jeff Thompson (Princeton University, USA)
  • Niek van Hulst (ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain)
  • Jelena Vuckovic (Stanford University, USA)
  • Michael Wasielewski (Northwestern University, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Shengxi Huang
The Pennsylvania State University
Electrical Engineering

Igor Aharonovich
University of Technology Sydney
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Abram Falk
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

Xuedan Ma
Argonna National Laboratory
Center for Nanoscale Materials

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