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Wednesday, June 15 - Technical Workshop

Workshop 5 - 2:00 to 6:00 pm

What's new with qubits? A European view
Chaired by Guillaume Colin de Verdière, HPC International Expert, CEA and Jean-Philippe Nominé, Fellow in HPC, CEA

Modular optical quantum computing
By Niccolo Somaschi, cofounder, Quandela

Recent breakthroughs achieved by the quantum photonics community towards the realization of large optical quantum computing (QC) platforms were based on either a “full integration” approach [1] or via an interconnected modular-like platform [2,3]. Both architectures were based on well identified fundamental blocks whose independent technical progresses drive the full platform computation capacity.

These hardware building blocks, consist in quantum light sources, active routers, processors/interferometers and detectors; independently of the computational scheme (linear optical QC or measurement-based QC) one can extract the required performance thresholds of each component which allow to scale up, or not, the computing platform. Besides, these same modules could integrate in diverse applications, ranging from quantum communication and networks to quantum metrology, encompassing the full spectrum of quantum technologies enabled by light.

At Quandela we work on building these fundamental optoelectronics modules and interconnect them to realize reconfigurable quantum computing platforms in an efficient and scalable way. All these components are designed to guarantee plug-and-play operation and reconfigurability, permitting their efficient implementation and adaptability to different quantum technologies and applications.

[1] J. M. Arazzola et al., “Quantum circuits with many photons on a programmable nanophotonic chip”, Nature 591, 54–60 (2021)
[2] H. S. Zhong et al. “Quantum computational advantage using photons”, Science, DOI: 10.1126/ (2020)
[3] H. Wang et al. “Boson Sampling with 20 Input Photons and a 60-Mode Interferometer in a 10e14 Dimensional Hilbert Space” Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 250503 (2019)

Biography: Expert in semiconductor processing and quantum optics, since 2017 is the cofounder of Quandela, a Quantum Technology company providing photonic quantum computing solutions.

Niccolo Somaschi is at the origin of the latest generation of quantum light emitter devices, at the core of the quantum computing platform proposed by Quandela, and their engineering towards commercialization. Since the creation of Quandela,

Niccolo Somaschi is participating in the company scale-up, managing the growing team, coordinating several R&D projects at the European and national level, pushing quantum technologies and their strategic scale-up outside the academic world.

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