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Quantum West: Applications and the Role of Photonics in Sensing and Imaging
icon_in-person.svgIn person: 26 January 2022 • 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM PST | Quantum Hub Stage, Hall A Lobby (Exhibit Level) 

3:15 PM
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Session Chair:
Barbara Goldstein
Barbara Goldstein
Associate Director
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (United States)
Barbara Goldstein serves as Associate Director of the Physical Measurement Laboratory, the largest operational unit at NIST consisting of approximately 1300 staff and associates and three joint institutes, and which is responsible for realizing and disseminating rigorous measurements to support commercial, defense and research enterprises. Ms. Goldstein manages the “NIST on a Chip” program which is establishing a new paradigm for precision measurement dissemination through a suite of deployable, fit-for-purpose, quantum-based standards to be embedded in products or installed at user sites. Ms. Goldstein is contributing to the emerging quantum economy through international standardization activities. She leads a Standards Ecosystem Task Team for the Quantum Economic Development Consortium, and a Standardization Outlook and Maturity Assessment subgroup of the UN-based ITU-T Focus Group on Quantum Information Technology for Networks. She’s been accepted as a 2021 Department of State Embassy Science Fellow for a mission in The Hague to advance QIS collaborations in the region.

3:30 PM
Commercializing Quantum Clocks and Sensors

Jamil Abo-Shaeer
Jamil Abo-Shaeer
Vector Atomic (United States)
Quantum sensors will broadly impact industries including transportation and logistics, telecommunications, aerospace, defense, and geophysical exploration. They offer transformative performance gains over conventional technologies; atomic clocks are precise to 1 second in 50 billion years. However, these laboratory devices are large, fragile, and expensive. Commercial quantum devices require redesign from the ground up with a focus on real-world operability.

Jamil Abo-Shaeer is CEO of Vector Atomic, which he co-founded in 2018 to commercialize near-term quantum technologies. Prior to Vector Atomic, Dr. Abo-Shaeer held positions within the government and private industry. At DARPA, he managed innovative projects in quantum-based navigation, material simulation, and biomedical imaging. Dr. Abo-Shaeer has a BA and PhD in Physics from UC Berkeley and MIT, respectively.

3:50 PM
Quantum Sensor Packaging

Una Marvet
Una Marvet
Business Development Manager
Alter Technology (United Kingdom)
Una Marvet is the Business Development Manager in Photonics at Alter Technology UK. She has a PhD in ultrafast spectroscopy from Michigan State University. She has 14 years’ experience in telecommunications as an application engineer and product line manager and 6 years’ experience in Aerospace and Defence as a product manager and programme manager. She joined Alter in January 2021.

4:10 PM
Integrated Photonics in New Generations of Optical Clocks and Other Quantum Sensors

Kartik Srinivasan
Kartik Srinivasan
Project Leader and Fellow
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (United States)
Atomic clocks are an important part of many potential quantum sensors, in addition to constituting a type of quantum sensor in their own right. For many applications, high-performance clocks must be realized in a manner compatible with operation outside of a laboratory. In this talk, I will outline efforts at developing the integrated photonics technology needed to miniaturize optical atomic clocks, including our lab’s own efforts on nonlinear nanophotonics components. I will also discuss how such integrated photonics can also impact the development of other types of quantum sensors, and present some of the challenges involved in advancing these technologies.

Kartik Srinivasan is a Fellow of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and an Adjunct Professor of Physics and Fellow of the Joint Quantum Institute at the University of Maryland. His lab conducts research on integrated nanophotonic technologies with applications in quantum information science and metrology. He is also a Fellow of the OSA.

4:30 PM
Panel Discussion on Photonics in Quantum Sensing and Imaging

Barbara Goldstein, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)

Jamil Abo-Shaeer, Vector Atomic (United States)
Una Marvet, Alter Technology (United Kingdom)
Kartik Srinivasan, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Jay Lowell, Boeing Research and Technology (United States)

Additional Panelist Information:
Jay Lowell
Jay Lowell is a Senior Technical Fellow and Chief Engineer for Boeing’s Disruptive Computing & Networks organization, which is leveraging core technologies in quantum communications, computing and sensing, high-performance computing, and advanced networking to develop computing and communications solutions for advanced commercial and government aerospace applications.