18 March 2024 / 15:00 - 17:00 CET
EPIC Online Technology Meeting on Photonics for Quantum Computers
Online Event

In this Online Technology Meeting on Photonics for Quantum Computers we’ll discuss the interplay between photonics and the quantum realm. Participants will discuss the role of Photonics in Quantum Computing, focusing on the new developments necessary, such as programmable PICs, single photon detectors, manipulation of single photons or co-packaging. And the discussion will explore state of the art quantum information processing technologies. Explore practical applications, from quantum cryptography to quantum simulations, and discover how photonics is accelerating the development of quantum computers poised to revolutionize industries and scientific discovery.


15:00 – 15:15 Opening by Ivan Nikitski, Photonics Technology Manager at EPIC

15:15 – 15:30 Institut d’Optique – Johan Boullet, R&D Engineer
15:30 – 15:45 TopticaEvolving Laser System Solutions for Quantum Computing – Stefan Spaelter, Director Product Management Quantum Technologies
15:45 – 16:00 Quix – Stefan Hengesbach, CEO
16:00 – 16:15 MicroAlign Core-based Fiber Array Alignment for High Energy Efficiency Fiber Array-to-chip Coupling – Simone Cardarelli, CEO
16:15 – 16:30 VTTPhotonics for Quantum Technologies – Sara Pourjamal, Research Scientist
16:30 – 16:45  Yole GroupPhotonics as an Enabling Technology for Quantum Computing – Eric Mounier, Chief Analyst

16:45 – 17:00 Closing by van Nikitski, Photonics Technology Manager at EPIC


Dr. Stefan Spaelter works with TOPTICA Photonics AG since close to 4 years and leads the Product Management team for TOPTICA’s Quantum Technology products, including highly coherent tunable diode laser systems, frequency combs and locking electronics.

Director Product Management Quantum Technologies at Toptica

Simone Cardarelli is originally from Italy. He completed his bachelor's and master's studies in Electrical Engineering at the University of L'Aquila, Italy, by graduating cum laude in both academic courses. He has obtained his PhD degree in Photonic Integration at the Eindhoven University of Technology within the Electro-Optical Communication group. His PhD project was about optical fiber-to-chip connection for which he generated results presented at relevant international scientific conferences.
Simone is the full-time CEO and co-founder of MicroAlign BV since April 2021.

Sara Pourjamal is a research scientist in Quantum Photonics team at VTT, Technical Research Center of Finland. Her research focus is on photonics and optics.

Research Scientist at VTT

Eric is Chief Analyst at Yole Intelligence, in charge of emerging technologies such as Quantum Photonics and related custom projects. He has a PhD in Semiconductors

Chief Analyst at Yole Group
Ivan Nikitski, PhD
Ivan Nikitski, PhD
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