Integrated Photonics for Quantum Communications and Quantum Computing
March 10 (Thursday), 2022
11:30 am to 12:30 pm (EST)
Virtual via Zoom
Abstract: After the first quantum revolution associated with the invention of pervasive quantum-based devices such as lasers and transistors, we are now at the dawn of a second quantum revolution in the field of quantum computing, quantum communications and quantum sensing.
Photons are the ideal physical carrier of information to implement intrinsically secure quantum communications and they stand as a promising approach to build quantum processors. Integration is key for industrialisation and large-scale development of these technologies. Dr. Olivier will review the main challenges associated with the development of integrated quantum photonics components and circuits matching the specifications of these new emerging quantum applications.
Biography: Dr. Ségolène Olivier is the Quantum Photonics Program Manager at CEA-Leti. Since joining CEA-Leti in 2003, she has conducted R&D in many areas – IC interconnects, optical data storage, and III-V integrated photonics. In 2012, she joined the Silicon Photonics lab – leading collaborations with academia and industry on hybrid III-V on Si lasers, active and passive silicon photonics for telecom and datacom. She was coordinating the Horizon 2020 European project on Tb/s silicon photonic transmitters from 2016 to 2019. In 2019, she launched a research activity in integrated quantum photonics. She received her Ph.D. in 2002 from the University of Paris.