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Quantum Days 2022

February 08 – 10, 2022
Edmonton, AB, Canada

Quantum science and technology is rapidly accelerating globally and is strategically important to Canada. Canada has a strong, growing coast-to-coast quantum community spanning from academia to government laboratories and industry. Sessions include talks by prominent speakers, panel discussions, and networking events enabling Canadians to showcase excellence in their fields. This three-day event brings Canada’s quantum community to enable awareness and collaboration across the country.

Our Chief Quantum Officer Stephanie Simmons will be speaking on February 8,  PST and participate in a panel discussion on February 10, 12:30-1:30 pm PST.

February 8: Silicon Colour Centres

The future global quantum internet will require high-performance matter-photon interfaces. The highly demanding technological requirements indicate that the matter-photon interfaces currently under study all have potentially unworkable drawbacks, and there is a global race underway to identify the best possible new alternative. For overwhelming commercial and quantum reasons, silicon is the best possible host for such an interface. Silicon is not only the most developed integrated photonics and electronics platform by far, isotopically purified silicon-28 has also set records for quantum lifetimes at both cryogenic and room temperatures [1]. Despite this, the vast majority of research into photon-spin interfaces has notably focused on visible-wavelength colour centres in other materials. In this talk I will introduce a variety of silicon colour centres and discuss their properties in isotopically purified silicon-28. Some of these centres have zero-phonon optical transitions in the telecommunications bands [2], some have long-lived spins in their ground states [3], and some, including the newly rediscovered T centre, have both [4].

February 10: Canadian Startup Founders Plenary Panel

Plenary panel of Canadian startup founders talking about their own founder’s journey


Registration Info

Quantum Days event is organized by NanoCanada in partnership with CMC Microsystems.

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[1] K. Saeedi, S. Simmons, J.Z. Salvail, et al. Science 342:830 (2013).
[2] C. Chartrand, L. Bergeron, K.J. Morse, et al. Phys. Rev. B 98:195201 (2018).
[3] K. Morse, R. Abraham, A. DeAbreu, et al. Science Advances 3:e1700930 (2017).
[4] L. Bergeron, C. Chartrand, A.T.K. Kurkjian, et al. PRXQuantum 1 020301 (2020).

Quantum days 2022

Event Details

Quantum Days 2022

February 8 @ 9:00 am - February 10 @ 2:30 pm MST