Quantum Internet Research Group (qirg) RG Virtual Meeting: 2021-03-24

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The Quantum Internet Research Group (qirg) RG will hold
a virtual interim meeting on 2021-03-24 from 13:00 to 14:00 UTC.

Abstract: Long-distance quantum entanglement distribution is a revolutionary idea that aims to harness quantum physics's power to enhance the way we transfer information. A real implementation of these networks will have applications from ultra-secure networking and distributed quantum computing to the unprecedented sensitivity of distributed quantum sensor networks. Though the promise is unique, we are still years away from a real-world, large-scale quantum network that would allow multiple quantum devices to work together efficiently, outside the laboratory space and plugged into the current telecommunication infrastructure. Qunnect's mission is to address the hardware challenges of realizing telecom integrated quantum networks, one module at a time while ensuring scalability. Throughout this talk, we will discuss Qunnect's room-temperature approach to quantum memories, quantum repeaters, and the challenges that lay ahead to accelerate long-distance quantum networks' growth.

Speaker bio: Mehdi is the cofounder and Chief Science Officer of Qunnect Inc. He graduated with his Ph.D. in AMO Physics at SBU's Quantum Information Processing & Technology laboratory in 2018. During his Ph.D., Mehdi worked on several aspects of quantum communication technologies. Most notably, he realized the first unconditional room-temperature quantum memory, securely storing information and performing quantum key distribution protocols and simulating relativistic quantum particles using light-matter interactions. In 2018, Mehdi was awarded the Yale Joint Quantum Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship to work on novel quantum optomechanical systems that would allow for ultra-precise measurement of fundamental constants. He served as the CEO of Qunnect during the initial years and eventually transitioned to the Chief Science Officer in 2020.

Company bio: Qunnect is building a scalable product suite to upgrade and enhance telecommunications infrastructure with quantum capabilities. URL: http://www.qunnect.inc/

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