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Dr. Kai-Mei Fu, University of Washington

Quantum Point Defects for Quantum Network Applications

October 21 (Thursday), 2021
11:30 am to 12:30 pm (EDT)
Virtual via Zoom

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Abstract: Point defects in crystals are the solid state analog to trapped ions. Thus these “quantum defects” have gained popularity as qubit candidates for scalable quantum networks. In this talk, Dr. Fu will introduce some of the basic quantum defect properties desirable for quantum network applications and give some illustrative examples of recent successes toward scalable quantum networks, highlighting their group’s work on single NV centers in diamond and shallow donors in ZnO. They will also discuss outstanding challenges (or opportunities) toward scaling quantum systems based on defects, which include photon loss and maintaining spin and optical coherence in integrated devices.

Biography: Kai-Mei Fu is an Associate Professor of Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Washington with a Dual Appointment at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Their research focuses on understanding and engineering the quantum properties of point defects in crystals, and utilizing these properties in photonic devices for quantum information and sensing applications. Kai-Mei Fu received an A.B. in Physics from Princeton University in 2000 and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University in 2007.