NQN Seminar: Engineering Quantum Defects for Quantum Network Applications

Professor Kai-Mei Fu, University of Washington

September 2, 2020; 3:00pm – 4:00pm PT
This upcoming seminar is part of the Northwest Quantum Nexus (NQN) seminar series.

Point defects in crystals are the solid state analog to trapped ions. Thus these “quantum defects” have gained popularity as a qubit candidate for scalable quantum networks.

Kai-Mei Fu from the University of Washington 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. Her talk will cover:

  • How single defects in crystals can be utilized to realize a quantum information network
  • What properties of defects are important for quantum information applications
  • How to measure these properties
  • Outstanding challenges in defect engineering that will require innovative solutions

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