IoT: Quantum Sensors Challenge program Stakeholder Consultation Day

 
Date: September 30, 2020
Time: 10 am to 4:30 pm
Location:

Link to join the Zoom session
Meeting ID: 856 5470 2161

To register or for more information, please email Quantumsensors-Capteursquantiques (NRC/CNRC). Registration is required at least 48 hours in advance.

Open to: Stakeholders

The Internet of Things: Quantum Sensing Challenge program is designed around the following challenge statement:

To generate, control and transfer quantum information between light and matter so that a new generation of sensor systems that perform beyond the limits of classical physics may be conceived, engineered and commercialized.

The ultimate outcome of the program will be the adoption and deployment of revolutionary sensors that harness the extreme sensitivity of quantum systems to provide enhanced precision, sensitivity, rates and range of measurable phenomena. These sensing capabilities will have applications in defence and security, environmental sensing, health care, and more. In addition, the project will support the National Research Council of Canada's (NRC) metrological mandate, as quantum sensing provides new opportunities to develop additional primary standards for measurable phenomena.

The program is organized in 3 master projects: (1) Quantum Photonics, (2) Hybrid on-chip quantum systems and (3) Quantum Metrology. In each of these 3 areas, the program is designed to leverage Canadian quantum research and development capacity to realize intellectual property (IP) creation, build a highly qualified personnel (HQP) capacity, and stimulate knowledge and technology transfer between the government, academic and commercial sectors.

The program will enable research projects to deliver results that drive the development and commercialization of new sensor technologies including components, platforms and materials. Projects will develop novel IP that will build Canada's commercial leadership position. Projects will also provide opportunities for young researchers to develop leading-edge expertise in quantum sensing technology, building the HQP capacity in Canada. Collaborations with NRC research centres will be a key component of projects.

Agenda

Time Topic Name
10:00 am EDT Welcome and opening remarks

Peter Mason,
Program Director,
Internet of Things: Quantum Sensors Challenge Program
Security and Disruptive Technologies

Phil Kaye,
Deputy Director,
Internet of Things: Quantum Sensors Challenge Program
Security and Disruptive Technologies

10:10 am Keynote Julie Lefebvre,
Director General
Security and Disruptive Technologies
10:20 am Program structure Rebecca Trueman,
Challenge Officer,
NPO R&D Programs
National Program Office
10:30 am Quantum photonics theme overview Jackson Hamilton,
Program Manager,
Operations
Security and Disruptive Technologies
10:40 am Semi-conductor based quantum sensing systems theme overview Alicia Kam,
Research Officer, Advanced Technology Fabrication
Advanced Electronics and Photonics
10:50 am Quantum metrology theme overview Andrew Todd,
Research Officer, Thermometry and Radiometry
Metrology
11:00 am Question period
11:15 am Break 10 min

Foundations

Time Topic Name
11:25 am Strategic silicon nitride materials platform for quantum technologies Khaled Mnaymneh,
Research Officer, Advanced Technology Fabrication
Advanced Electronics and Photonics
11:35 am Silicon based photonics as a platform for quantum photonic integrated circuits Jens Schmid,
Research Officer, Advanced Technology Fabrication
Advanced Electronics and Photonics
11:45 am Graphene for quantum hall resistance standards Carlos Sanchez,
Research Officer,
Electrical Standards
Metrology
11:55 am Quantum Sensors in 2D Louis Gaudreau,
Research Officer,
Quantum Information
Security and Disruptive Technologies
12:05 pm Quantum electronics: SETs to devices Jason Pitters,
Research Officer,
Microscopy
Nanotechnology
12:15 pm Few-photon metrology Angela Gamouras,
Research Officer,
Thermometry and Radiometry
Metrology
12:25 pm Question period
12:40 pm Break 20 min

Devices

Time Topic Name
1:00 pm Quantum photonic detectors Khabat Heshami,
Research Officer, Quantum Theory
Security and Disruptive Technologies
1:10 pm Extreme quantum photonic sensors Giulio Vampa,
Research Officer, Laser Science
Security and Disruptive Technologies
1:20 pm Quantum integrated photonic sensors James Gupta,
Research Officer, Epitaxy
Advanced Electronics and Photonics
1:30 pm Quantum dot sensors Dan Dalacu,
Research Officer, Epitaxy
Advanced Electronics and Photonics
1:40 pm Question period
1:55 pm Lunch Break 1 hr 5 min

Applications

Time Topic Name
3:00 pm Quantum imaging Duncan England,
Research Officer,
Ultrafast Quantum Photonics
Security and Disruptive Technologies
3:10 pm Molecular quantum dynamics Michael Schuurman,
Research Officer, Quantum Theory
Security and Disruptive Technologies
3:20 pm Correlation spectroscopy using integrated optics for astronomy and gas sensing Ross Cheriton,
Research Officer, Photonics
Advanced Electronics and Photonics
3:30 pm Optical heterodyne interferometry Siegfried Janz,
Research Officer, Photonics
Advanced Electronics and Photonics 
3:40 pm Photonic thermometry with silicon-chip frequency combs

Sergey Dedyulin,
Research Officer,
Thermometry and Radiometry
Metrology

Siegfried Janz,
Research Officer,
Photonics
Advanced Electronics and Photonics

3:50 pm Portable optical clock: towards intercontinental frequency transfer approaching the 10-18 uncertainty level Pierre Dub,
Research Officer,
Frequency and Time
Metrology
4:00 pm Quantum-based chemical sensing Li-Lin Tay,
Research Officer,
Photometry and Spectrophotometry
Metrology
4:10 pm Question Period
4:25 pm Closing remarks Peter Mason,
Program Director,
Internet of Things: Quantum Sensors Challenge Program
Security and Disruptive Technologies

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