The First Of The Quantum Information Industries
Twenty years since the initial discoveries of quantum
cryptography, quantum communication is flourishing and not all
of it just in research. Efforts are ongoing in quantum cryptography,
photonics, quantum electronics, materials science, and quantum
information theory. In quantum cryptography, for instance, a party
exchanging encryption keys is guaranteed by quantum key distribution
(QKD) to be alerted to the nefarious aims of a third-party eavesdropper.
Two startup companies are already commercializing this security
feature and we are planning to feature both of them at our panel.
More exotic quantum communications, such as quantum teleportation,
have only recently been demonstrated in the lab but are already
being designed into the fascinating quantum networks of research
quantum computers. Components crucial to the creation of a quantum
communication infrastructure, such as higher-bandwidth single
photon sources and detectors, are being constructed out of engineered
structures like nano-scale quantum dots and photonic band-gap
crystals. All of these trends are converging to deliver brighter,
exotic states of entangled light over longer distances.
Whether your interests are closer-in, looking towards
business; or further out, looking at quantum technologies and
their applications; you are sure to be excited by this panel discussion
about quantum communication. We have pioneers in industry and
leaders of research to discuss this blossoming field and its implications
for commerce and science. Come early to meet them and network
in the tradition of the MIT Stanford Berkeley Nanotechnology Forum.
Bob Gelfond, CEO, MagiQ
Richard Hughes, Laboratory Fellow, Los Alamos National
Prof. Yoshihisa Yamamoto,
Program Manager Advanced Computing Paradigms, Jet Propulsion Labs
President, T-Zero Engineering