Connecting and scaling semiconductor quantum systems

Max Planck Lecture on Non-Equilibrium Quantum Phenomena

  • Date: Feb 24, 2021
  • Time: 18:00 - 19:00
  • Speaker: Jelena Vuckovic
  • Stanford University
  • Location: online via Zoom
  • Host: Andrea Cavalleri, Angel Rubio
Connecting and scaling semiconductor quantum systems


At the core of most quantum technologies, including quantum networks, quantum computers and quantum simulators, is the development of homogeneous, long lived qubits with excellent optical interfaces, and the development of high efficiency and robust optical interconnects for such qubits. To achieve this goal, we have been studying color centers in diamond (SiV, SnV) and silicon carbide (VSi in 4H SiC), in combination with novel fabrication techniques, and relying on the powerful and fast photonics inverse design approach that we have developed. We illustrate this with a number of demonstrated devices, including efficient photon interfaces for color centers in diamond and in SiC, and spectrally reconfigurable quantum emitters.


Jelena Vuckovic is a professor at Stanford, where she leads the Nanoscale and Quantum Photonics Lab. She is also the director of Q-FARM: the Stanford-SLAC Quantum Initiative.
Vuckovic has won numerous awards including the IET AF Harvey Prize, James P. Gordon Memorial Speakership from the OSA, Humboldt Prize, the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, and the Young Investigator Awards from DARPA and the Office of Naval Research. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), of the Optical Society of America (OSA), and of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE).

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