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Fabrication of integrated optical waveguides for use in new quantum technologies

Fabrication of integrated optical waveguides for use in new quantum technologies
Fabrication of integrated optical waveguides for use in new quantum technologies
A century ago the first quantum revolution defined our understanding of atomic and subatomic physics. A few decades later this understanding lead to a technological revolution where the semiconductor, the laser, and the optical technologies that enable our current digital information age were created. Today, quantum research is primed for the next revolution in systems technology; ‘Quantum 2.0’ promises solutions for unhackable communications (quantum cryptography), navigation and sensing (atomic clocks), and solving complex analytical problems at the speed of light (quantum computing).

In Quantum 2.0, photonics represents a stable and established technology platform upon which new quantum systems can be built. Photonics enables the generation of new wavelengths for interaction of light and matter, single photons and integrated optical circuits for quantum information processing, and optical fibre networks for the long-haul transmission of quantum information. For commercial adoption, photonics will provide an important interface between emerging quantum products and our existing telecoms networks and digital infrastructure.

At the University of Southampton we are developing new manufacturing technologies in silica-on-silicon and periodically-poled lithium niobate to enable the fabrication of scalable integrated optical components as the building blocks of Quantum 2.0; in particular our focus is the development of processes suitable for transfer and adoption by industry. We will report on our progress in this area and discuss recent results enabled by our devices.
Gawith, Corin
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Gawith, Corin, Gates, James, Mennea, Paolo, Carpenter, Lewis, Berry, Sam, Holmes, Christopher, Lynch, Stephen, Posner, Matthew, Bannerman, Rex, Turvey, Miranda, Cooper, Peter and Smith, Peter (2016) Fabrication of integrated optical waveguides for use in new quantum technologies. International Conference on Photonics 2016, Sarawak, Malaysia. 14 - 16 Mar 2016. 1 pp . (In Press)

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Abstract

A century ago the first quantum revolution defined our understanding of atomic and subatomic physics. A few decades later this understanding lead to a technological revolution where the semiconductor, the laser, and the optical technologies that enable our current digital information age were created. Today, quantum research is primed for the next revolution in systems technology; ‘Quantum 2.0’ promises solutions for unhackable communications (quantum cryptography), navigation and sensing (atomic clocks), and solving complex analytical problems at the speed of light (quantum computing).

In Quantum 2.0, photonics represents a stable and established technology platform upon which new quantum systems can be built. Photonics enables the generation of new wavelengths for interaction of light and matter, single photons and integrated optical circuits for quantum information processing, and optical fibre networks for the long-haul transmission of quantum information. For commercial adoption, photonics will provide an important interface between emerging quantum products and our existing telecoms networks and digital infrastructure.

At the University of Southampton we are developing new manufacturing technologies in silica-on-silicon and periodically-poled lithium niobate to enable the fabrication of scalable integrated optical components as the building blocks of Quantum 2.0; in particular our focus is the development of processes suitable for transfer and adoption by industry. We will report on our progress in this area and discuss recent results enabled by our devices.

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Accepted/In Press date: 20 August 2016
Additional Information: Funded by EPSRC: Quantum Technology Hub (Hub in Sensors and Metrology under the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme) (EP/M013294/1) UK Quantum Technology Hub: NQIT - Networked Quantum Information Technologies (EP/M013243/1)
Venue - Dates: International Conference on Photonics 2016, Sarawak, Malaysia, 2016-03-14 - 2016-03-16
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 386457
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/386457
PURE UUID: 8e5b3730-2b4a-4a2e-91f7-492c6a8c679c
ORCID for Corin Gawith: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3502-3558
ORCID for James Gates: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8671-5987
ORCID for Sam Berry: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9538-8655
ORCID for Christopher Holmes: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9021-3760
ORCID for Matthew Posner: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4439-9135
ORCID for Peter Smith: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0319-718X

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Date deposited: 08 Feb 2016 11:07
Last modified: 17 Oct 2019 00:38

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Author: Corin Gawith ORCID iD
Author: James Gates ORCID iD
Author: Paolo Mennea
Author: Lewis Carpenter
Author: Sam Berry ORCID iD
Author: Stephen Lynch
Author: Matthew Posner ORCID iD
Author: Rex Bannerman
Author: Miranda Turvey
Author: Peter Cooper
Author: Peter Smith ORCID iD

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