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26 April 2022 / 10:00 - 12:00
EPIC Meeting on Single-Photon Sources and Detectors at Laser World of Photonics
Munich, Germany

The power hidden in one single photon is unprecedented. But we need to find ways to harness that power. During this session, we will discuss cutting-edge technologies paving the way for versatile and efficient pure single-photon sources and detection schemes with low dark count rates, high saturation levels, and high detection efficiencies.


10:00 – 10:10 Welcoming words by EPIC

10:10 – 11:30 Presentations & Discussions

Optical Key Building-blocks for Quantum Applications
Lola Courtillat, EU Project Manager at AUREA Technology

Quantum Key Distribution in real Telecommunications Networks
Claudia De Lazzari, Quantum Cryptographer at QTI

A Snapshot of Single Photon Applications
David Armstrong, Business Development Manager at Fraunhofer CAP

Building Optical Quantum Computers with Solid-state Single-photon Sources
Niccolo Somaschi, Co-Founder at Quandela

11:30 – 12:00 Networking Coffee Break


Venue: Conference room B61, 1st floor of B6 hall, Messe Munich


Lola Courtillat has a Master of Sciences in Photonics from the Institut d’Optique Graduate School (Paris, France) with a double cursus at KTH (Stockholm, Sweden). With a previous experience as Project Manager in Opticsvalley and then, as Coordinator of the Optics & Photonics Hub of Systematic Paris-Region, she has a strong experience in both European (LaserGo Global, FoodPackLab, SME Instrument) and national (IOT4U, PSPC, ANR…) projects.

EU Project Manager at AUREA Technology

Claudia De Lazzari is Quantum Cryptographer in QTI s.r.l. She graduated in Mathematics at the University of Padova and is specialized in quantum applied geometry. She is currently PhD candidate in Mathematics, Department of Excellence, at the University of Trento, and enrolled in the Transdisciplinary program in Quantum Science and Technologies

Claudia De Lazzari
Quantum Cryptographer at QTI

Dr Armstrong is a business development manager at Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics (CAP) in Glasgow, UK.
A graduate of Strathclyde University with a PhD in Laser Physics David has spent the bulk of his career in the industrial sector with roles in both engineering and product management. Industrial sectors include semiconductor, telecommunications and laser manufacturing with a variety of companies from start-ups to multinationals.

Business Development Manager at Fraunhofer CAP

Cofounder of Quandela, Niccolo Somaschi is at the origin of the latest generation of quantum light emitter devices and their engineering towards commercialization. From expert in semiconductor processing and quantum optics, since the creation of Quandela Niccolo Somaschi has played a central role in the company scale-up, managing the growing team, coordinating several r&d projects at the European and national level, making him an expert in the field of quantum technologies and their strategic scale-up outside the academic.

Co-Founder at Quandela
Programme Manager
Dr. Panagiotis Vergyris
Dr. Panagiotis Vergyris
Photonics Technology Manager
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