Integrated Quantum Photonics

Date/Time: 10th June 2009 / 15:00- - ()

Speaker: Dr. Mark Thompson (the University of Bristol)

Until recently, optical implementations of quantum architectures have been realised using large-scale (bulk) optical elements, bolted onto optical tables. This approach has lead to severe limitations in the miniaturization, scalability and stability of such systems. Our recent demonstration of the first integrated quantum optical circuit has removed this bottleneck and is allowing the realisation of quantum optical schemes with greatly increased capacity for circuit complexity. This key step is crucial for the progress of experimental quantum information science and the development of practical quantum photonic technologies.