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Quantum West 2022

Invited speakers from the quantum industry

A glimpse into the future

Explore the role that photonics plays as quantum technology moves from R&D to engineering products for the commercial marketplace.

Mark your calendar for Quantum West 2022 taking place in San Francisco.


Hear from experts discussing market prospects, information systems and computing, communications, sensing and imaging, a special focus on photonics in quantum, and the path for building a commercial ecosystem. Quantum West will take place 26 January at Photonics West 2022 and feature invited speakers throughout the day. This event is organized in partnership with the Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C). We look forward to gathering safely with everyone in January. 

Featured speakers from the 2022 program

Pete Shadbolt

Pete Shadbolt


Antia Lamas Linares

Antia Lamas Linares

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Kartik Srinivasan

Kartik Srinivasan

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Melissa C Revelle

Melissa C Revelle

Sandia National Laboratories

Bill Munro

Bill Munro


Jamil Abo-Shaeer

Jamil Abo-Shaeer

Vector Atomic

Schedule overview

Wednesday 26 January
The Moscone Center
Welcome and keynote by Jay Lowell 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Applications and the role of photonics in quantum computing 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Applications and the role of photonics in quantum networks and communications 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Applications and the role of photonics in quantum sensing and imaging 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM
The quantum marketplace 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Closing remarks and networking 5:35 PM - 6:00 PM

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Tuesday 25 January
The Moscone Center
Industry Initiatives for the Commercial Quantum Infrastructure 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Addressing important topics

  • Quantum computing, communications, and sensing applications
  • Photonics as an enabling technology for quantum
  • Markets for quantum-enabled devices
  • The commercial ecosystem
  • Workforce development

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Thank you to our 2022 sponsors

Organizing committee and cooperating organizations

Thanks to the 2022 organizing committee

Santanu Basu, Corning
Sara Diegoli, QuantIC
Barbara Goldstein, NIST
Wilhelm Kaenders, TOPTICA Photonics
Anke Lohmann, Anchored In
Roger McKinlay, Innovate, UK
Celia Merzbacher, QED-C
John Spencer, Photodigm
Mark Tolbert, TOPTICA Photonics
Mark Wippich, Make Photonics Work LLC


Organized in cooperation with

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All 2021 presentations are available open access

Watch presentations from the 2021 event

Hear last year's speakers address important topics. All of the Quantum West 2021 presentation recordings are available open access in the SPIE Digital Library. Watch last year's presentations and mark your calendar for the 2022 event in San Francisco 26 January.

A June 2022 event that may be of interest

Photonics for Quantum

Atten an event focused on quantum photonic information science and technology with an emphasis on the enabling role of photonics. Taking place in Rochester June 2022. Brought to you by Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and SPIE.