Quantum photonics enabling novel quantum computer applications

Quantum photonics allows for a variety of quantum information applications. Here I will present that the exploit of quantum photonics allows for enhanced data security for quantum and classical computers. The latter is based on feasible hybrid classical-quantum technology, which shows promising new applications of readily available quantum photonics technology for complex data processing. I will also show how optical quantum computers allow for novel architectures that rely on superimposed order of quantum gates. As outlook I will discuss technological challenges for the scale up of photonic quantum computers, and our group’s current work for addressing some of those.

Prof Philip Walther, Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna.