Modular optical quantum computing

16:00 - 18:00
Leibniz Rechenzentrum
Boltzmannstraße 1, 85748 Garching, Germany
Seminarraum 1
Dr. Niccolo Somaschi
CTO & Chairman (cofounder), Quandela

Niccolo Somaschi is the cofounder and CTO of Quandela, a Quantum computing company providing solutions based on photonic technologies. Niccolo started his studies at the university of Milan, followed with a PhD in physics at the University of Southampton and subsequent post-doc at the CNRS – C2N laboratory in France. Niccolo is an expert in semiconductor processing and quantum optics with several articles published in top scientific journals and more than 2000 citations; he is at the origin of the latest generation of quantum light emitter devices and their integration in the quantum computing platforms proposed by Quandela.


Quantum mechanics presents new paradigms for computing, and among the different quantum computing approaches proposed, photonics natively carries several fundamental advantages. It leverages well established technologies, like the photonic & telecommunication industry, it presents a built-in connectivity, and combines the large scalability capabilities of integrated photonic circuit fabricated in top-tier foundries. In the talk I will discuss about the technology, introduce the general architecture, and present the current quantum computing solutions provided by Quandela.

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