Scientific Program


Talk Format

Invited talks will last 30 minutes including time for questions. Contributed talks should not be longer than 17 minutes, with 3 minutes for questions and change over between talks.


Industry Exhibition

There will be an Industry Exhibition running from Tuesday to Thursday just in front of the conference room.

Video recording

The talks presented at the SPW 2015 have been recorded and can be accessed here. Note that some talks were not recorded by wish of the speaker.

Monday 13th July

8:30 Welcome desk open
Session 1 Quantum Memories
Session chair: Hugo Zbinden
Session recording
9:30 Optical memory and non-reciprocal transmission at the single-photon level using a nanofiber-coupled atomic ensemble
Christoph Clausen, Clement Sayrin, Bernhard Albrecht, Rudolf Mitsch, Philipp Schneeweiss and Arno Rauschenbeutel
Abstract
Paper link
9:50 Storage and retrieval of ultrafast single photons using a room-temperature diamond quantum memory
Jean-Philippe Maclean, Duncan England, Kent Fisher, Philip Bustard, Rune Lausten, Kevin Resch, Ben Sussman
Abstract
Paper link
10:10 Coffee Break
Session 2 Detectors 1: Avalanche Photodiodes
Session chair: Alberto Tosi
Session recording
10:40 Invited Talk: SPAD Arrays and Digital SiPMs for All-Digital Imaging
Edoardo Charbon, I.M. Antolovic
Abstract
11:10 High-density cell and high-efficiency Silicon Photomultipliers
Fabio Acerbi, Alessandro Ferri, Gaetano Zappala, Alberto Gola, Giovanni Paternoster, Nicola Zorzi and Claudio Piemonte
Abstract
Paper link
11:30 Silicon PhotoMultiplier SPICE Modeling and Circuits
Federica Villa, Orazio Pennisi, Giovanni Montagnani, Yu Zou, Rudi Lussana, Alberto Tosi and Franco Zappa
Abstract
11:50 Applications of small-volume InGaAsP Geiger-mode APDs
William Farr, Mark Itzler and Xudong Jiang
Abstract
12:10 Lunch Break
Session 3 Quantum Communication 1
Session chair: Giuseppe Vallone
Session recording
13:40 Invited talk: Downconverting single photons to create multipartite entanglement
Deny Hamel, L. K. Shalm, H. Hübel, A. J. Miller, F. Marsili, V. B. Verma, R. P. Mirin, S. W. Nam, Z. Yan, C. Simon, K. J. Resch and T. Jennewein
Abstract
14:10 Nonlinear interaction between heralded single photons
Thiago Guerreiro, Anthony Martin, Bruno Sanguinetti, Nicolas Sangouard, Jason Pelc, Carsten Langrock, Martin Fejer, Hugo Zbinden, Rob Thew and Nicolas Gisin
Abstract
14:30 Progress towards a deterministic spin photon interface in a quasi-1D system
John Rarity, Petros Androvitsaneas, Andrew Young, Ruth Oulton, Christian Schneider, Sven Hoefling, Martin Kamp and Edmund Harbord
Abstract
14:50 Pure heralded single photons for amplification of photonic qubits
Natalia Bruno, Vittorio Pini, Anthony Martin, Varun B. Verma, Sae Woo Nam, Richard Mirin, Adriana Lita, Francesco Marsili, Boris Korzh, Félix Bussières, Nicolas Sangouard, Hugo Zbinden, Nicolas Gisin and Robert T. Thew
Abstract
15:10 Coffee Break: Sponsored by ID Quantique
Session 4 Quantum Communication 2
Session chair: Deny Hamel
Session recording
15:40 Photonic Test of Noncontextuality for Preparations and Measurements Robust to Experimental Noise
Michael Mazurek, Matthew Pusey, Ravi Kunjwal, Kevin Resch and Robert Spekkens
Abstract
Paper link
16:00 Optimizing Optical Bragg Scattering for Quantum Frequency Conversion
Alex Clark, Simon Lefrancois and Benjamin Eggleton
Abstract
Paper link
16:20 Ultrafast Time-to-Frequency Demultiplexing of Polarization-Entangled Photons
John Donohue, Jonathan Lavoie and Kevin Resch
Abstract
Paper link
16:40 Quantum key distribution over 300 km with InGaAs/InP single-photon detectors
Boris Korzh, Gianluca Boso, Charles Ci Wen Lim, Raphael Houlmann, Nicolas Gisin, Ming Jun Li, Dan Nolan, Bruno Sanguinetti, Rob Thew and Hugo Zbinden
Abstract
Paper link
17:00 An in-Fiber Experimental Approach to Photonic Quantum Digital Signatures Operating Over Kilometer Ranges
Ross Donaldson, Robert Collins, Klaudia Kleczkowska, Ryan Amiri, Petros Wallden, Vedran Dunjko, Erika Andersson and John Jeffers
Abstract
17:20
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19:00
Welcome drinks

Tuesday 14th July

Session 5 Detectors 2: Avalanche Photodiodes
Session chair: Alan Migdall
Session recording
9:00 Invited talk: High Efficiency Near-Infrared Single-Photon Detector Using a Sinusoidally Gated InGaAs/InP Single-Photon Avalanche Photodiode
Naoto Namekata, A. Tada and S. Inoue
Abstract
9:30 High Stability InGaAs/InP Single-Photon Detector with Gigahertz Sinusoidal Gating
Alessandro Ruggeri, Marco Ciuffolini, Niccolò Calandri, Mirko Sanzaro, Carmelo Scarcella, Gianluca Boso and Alberto Tosi
Abstract
Paper link
9:50 Testing the suitability of avalanche photodiodes for quantum communications in the low-Earth-orbit radiation environment.
Elena Anisimova, Brendon Higgins, Jean-Philippe Bourgoin, Miles Cranmer, Eric Choi, Danya Hudson, Louis Piche, Alan Scott, Vadim Makarov and Thomas Jennewein
Abstract
10:10 Coffee Break
Session 6 Sources 1: SPDC
Session chair: Rob Thew
Session recording
10:40 Invited talk: Photon pair sources in AlGaAs: from electrical injection to quantum state engineering
Sara Ducci, G. Boucher, C. Autebert, Y. Halioua, Q. Yao, A. Lemaître, C.Gomez, I. Favero, G. Leo
Abstract
11:10 Microresonator Source of Photon Pairs Integrated in 45 nm CMOS
Cale Gentry, Mark Wade, Jeffrey Shainline, Xiaoge Zeng, Martin Stevens, Shellee Dyer, Fabio Pavanello, Sae Woo Nam, Richard Mirin and Milos Popovic
Abstract
Paper link
11:30 Multiplexed heralded single-photons toward a periodic and deterministic single-photon source
Fumihiro Kaneda, Bradley Christensen, Jia Jun Wong, Hee Su Park, Kevin McCusker and Paul Kwiat
Abstract
11:50 Efficiently heralding bright nonclassical states at telecom wavelengths
Tim Bartley, Georg Harder, Adriana Lita, Sae Woo Nam, Thomas Gerrits and Christine Silberhorn
Abstract
12:10 Lunch Break
Session 7 Quantum Metrology 1
Session chair: Jeff Lundeen
Session recording
13:40 Invited talk: When can a post-selected single photon act like 100 photons?
Aephraim M. Steinberg, Amir Feizpour, Greg Dmochowski, and Matin Hallaji
Abstract
14:10 Spectrally resolved nonclassical interference between independent sources
Rui-Bo Jin, Thomas Gerrits, Mikio Fujiwara, Masahiro Takeoka, Ryota Wakabayashi, Taro Yamashita, Shigehito Miki, Sae Woo Nam, Hirotaka Terai and Masahide Sasaki
Abstract
Paper link
14:30 Long distance quantum ghost imaging over optical fibers
Shuai Dong, Wei Zhang, Yidong Huang and Jiangde Peng
Abstract
Profile link
14:50 Direct imaging of Hong-Ou-Mandel interference with an intensified sCMOS camera
Michal Jachura and Radoslaw Chrapkiewicz
Abstract
15:10 Coffee Break: Sponsored by PicoQuant, MPD, Quantum Opus & OEC
Session 8 Imaging
Session chair: Naoto Namekata
Session recording
15:40 Beating the Diffraction limit with single-photon emitters
Ivo Pietro Degiovanni, Paolo Traina, Daniele Gatto Monticone, Ivano Ruo Berchera, Ekaterina Moreva, Konstantin Katamadze, Jacopo Forneris, Giorgio Brida, Paolo Olivero and Marco Genovese
Abstract
Paper link 1, Paper link 2, Paper link 3
16:00 Photon-Efficient Full-Waveform Laser Radar Using a Single-Photon Detector
Dongeek Shin and Jeffrey Shapiro
Abstract
Paper link
16:20 Geiger-mode Photon Avalanche Photodiodes for Continuous-wave Optical Signal Detection
Erik Duerr, Jonathan Ashcom, Alex McIntosh, Jon Frechette, Joseph Donnelly, Robert Bailey, Doug Oakley, George Jordy, Matthew Gregory, Jeffrey Mendenhall and Simon Verghese
Abstract
16:40
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19:00
Poster Session
Beer and Snacks
View the full list of posters

Wednesday 15th July

Session 9 Quantum Metrology 2
Session chair: Aephraim Steinberg
Session recording
9:00 Invited talk: What Do Joint Measurements of Position and Momentum Reveal?
Jeff S. Lundeen, Rebecca Y. Saaltink, Lambert Giner, Charles Bamber
Abstract
9:30 Characterization of chromatic dispersion in short few mode fibres by energy-entangled photons
Jos Kohn, Manuel Ryser, Frank Scheffold and André Stefanov
Abstract
9:50 Two-photon interference between dissimilar photon sources using background-free quantum frequency conversion
Chandra Mouli Natarajan, Leo Yu, Tomoyuki Horikiri, Carsten Langrock, Jason Pelc, Micheal Tanner, Eisuke Abe, Sebastian Maier, Sven Höfling, Christian Schneider, M Kamp, Robert Hadfield, Martin Fejer and Yoshihisa Yamamoto
Abstract
10:10 Coffee Break
Session 10 Sources 2: SPDC
Session chair: Stephan Götzinger
Session recording
10:40 Invited talk: Generation of multi-channel states using integrated nonlinear optics devices
Christine Silberhorn, Sebastian Brauner, Benjamin Brecht, Harald Herrmann, Stephan Krapick, Regina Kruse, Raimund Ricken, Linda Sansoni, Viktor Quiring
Abstract
Paper link
11:10 An ultra-fast heralded single photon source for quantum communication
Lutfi Arif Ngah, Bruno Fedrici, Olivier Alibart, Laurent Labonté, Virginia D'Auria and Sébastien Tanzilli
Abstract
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11:30 A Highly Efficient Heralded Single Photon Source for Telecom Wavelengths based on a PPLN Ridge Waveguide
Matthias Bock, Andreas Lenhard and Christoph Becher
Abstract
11:50 Resource Efficient Certification of SPDC Generated Entangled States
Ephanielle Verbanis, Denis Rosset, Anthony Martin, Ci Wen Lim, Hugo Zbinden and Robert Thew
Abstract
12:10 Lunch Break
Session 11 Applications
Session chair: Varun Verma
Session recording
13:40 Invited talk: Time-Domain Diffuse Optics: the Dawn of Next-Generation Devices
Alberto Dalla Mora, E. Martinenghi, D. Contini, A. Tosi, G. Boso, A. Farina, S. Arridge, F. Martelli, T. Durduran, A. Torricelli, A. Pifferi
Abstract
Paper link
14:10 Singlet-oxygen luminescence detection with InGaAs/InP single-photon detectors
Gianluca Boso, Damei Ke, Boris Korzh, Norbert Lange and Hugo Zbinden
Abstract
14:30 Multi-photon Interference in an Interferometric Fiber Optical Gyroscope
Wei Zhang, Shuai Dong, Tianzhu Niu, Junjie Wu, Weijun Zhang, Lixing You and Yidong Huang
Abstract
14:50 Arrays of WSi Superconducting Nanowire Single Photon Detectors
Francesco Marsili, Matthew Shaw, Giovanni Resta, Jeffrey Stern, Andrew Beyer, Prasana Ravindran, Su-Wei Chang, Joseph Bardin, Damon Russell, Jonathan Gin, Ferze Patawaran, Varun Verma, Richard Mirin, Sae Woo Nam and William Farr
Abstract
15:10 Coffee Break: Sponsored by Princeton Lightwave
Session 12 Metrology
Session chair: Ivo Degiovanni
Session recording
15:40 Metrology for single-photon technologies
Christopher Chunnilall, Guillaume Lepert, David Szwer and Alastair Sinclair
Abstract
16:00 Wavelength-Scanning Calibration of Single-Photon Detectors by Direct Comparison with a Photodiode
Hee Jung Lee, Heonoh Kim, Myoungsik Cha, Han Seb Moon, Seongchong Park, Hee Su Park, Kee Suk Hong and Dong-Hoon Lee
Abstract
16:20 Calibration Of Attenuation At The Few Photon Level: A Means To A Unified Calibration Scale From Photon-Number-Resolved Measurements To Analog Levels
Zachary Levine, Boris Glebov, Adam Pintar and Alan Migdall
Abstract
16:40 Quantum Randomness Certified by the Uncertainty Principle
Giuseppe Vallone, Davide Marangon, Marco Tomasin and Paolo Villoresi
Abstract
17:00 Towards a quantum random number beacon
Krister Shalm, Evan Meyer-Scott, Thomas Jennewein, Richard Mirin and Sae Woo Nam
Abstract
19:00
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23:30
Conference Dinner
at the Restaurant Parc des Bastions

Thursday 16th July: NQO COST Workshop

Session 13 Detectors 3: SNSPDs I
Session chair: Andrea Fiore
Session recording
9:00 Invited talk: The detection mechanism in nanowire superconducting single photon detectors
Jelmer J. Renema, R. Gaudio, Q. Wang, M.P. Van Exter, A. Engel, A. Fiore, M.J.A. de Dood
Abstract
9:30 Detector Tomography as a Probe of Hotspot Size in SNSPDs
Martin Stevens, Francesco Marsili, Alexander Kozorezov, Varun Verma, Colin Lambert, Rob Horansky, Adriana Lita, Matthew Shaw, Richard Mirin and Sae Woo Nam
Abstract
9:50 Hotspot Relaxation Dynamics in a Current Carrying Superconductor
Francesco Marsili, Martin Stevens, Alexander Kozorezov, Varun Verma, Colin Lambert, Jeffrey Stern, Robert Horansky, Shellee Dyer, Shannon Duff, David Pappas, Adriana Lita, Matthew Shaw, Sae Woo Nam and Richard Mirin
Abstract
10:10 Coffee Break
Session 14 Sources 3: Nanoscale single-photon sources - Joint SIQUTE/NQO COST session
Session chair: Stefan Kück
Session recording
10:40 Invited talk: Efficient collection of photons from solid-state single-photon emitters
Stephan Götzinger
Abstract
11:10 Electrically Tunable Bright Sources of Highly Indistinguishable Single Photons
Valérian Giesz, Niccolo Somaschi, Lorenzo De Santis, Carme Gomez, Aristide Lemaitre, Isabelle Sagnes, Loic Lanco and Pascale Senellart
Abstract
11:30 Bright Emission of Single Indistinguishable Photons from Deterministically Fabricated Quantum Dot Microlenses
Stephan Reitzenstein
Abstract
11:50 Narrowband, room-temperature single photon emitters based on silicon- vacancy centers in diamond nanocrystals produced by a wet-milling process
Sarah Lindner, Alexander Bommer, Andreas Muzha, Anke Krueger, Laia Gines, Soumen Mandal, Oliver Williams and Christoph Becher
Abstract
12:10 Lunch Break
Session 15 Detectors 4: SNSPDs II
Session chair: Félix Bussières
Session recording
13:40 Invited talk: Progress in Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors Based on Amorphous Superconductors
Varun B. Verma, A. E. Lita, F. Marsili, M. J. Stevens, T. Gerrits, R. Horansky, M. S. Allman, M. D. Shaw, A. D. Beyer, J. A. Stern, F. Bussieres, B. Korzh, H. Zbinden, R. P. Mirin, and S. W. Nam
Abstract
Paper link
14:10 Waveguide-integrated single-photon detector for telecom wavelength on silicon nitride platform
Vadim Kovalyuk, Oliver Kahl and Simone Ferrari
Abstract
14:30 A high-resolution single-photon camera based on superconducting single photon detectors and compressive sensing
Thomas Gerrits, Shane Allman, Daniel Lum, Varun Verma, John Howell, Rich Mirin and Sae Woo Nam
Abstract
14:50 Counting up to 24 Photons with a Series Nanowire Detector
Francesco Mattioli, Zili Zhou, Alessandro Gaggero, Rosalinda Gaudio, Roberto Leoni and Andrea Fiore
Abstract
Paper link
15:10 Coffee Break: Sponsored by ADVR
Session 16 Sources 4: Nanophotonics for quantum optics
Session chair: Christoph Becher
Session recording
15:40 Diamond Photonic Structures Integrated with Superconducting Nanowire Single Photon Detectors
Haig Atikian, Srujan Meesala, Johan Israelian, Adrash Patri, Nigel Clarke, Robert Westervelt and Marko Loncar
Abstract
16:00 Solid-State Source Of Demultiplexed N-fold Indistinguishable Single Photons
Juan Loredo, Marcelo de Almeida, Matthew Broome, Geoff Gillett, Olivier Gazzano, Pascale Senellart and Andrew White
Abstract
16:20 Polarization Entangled Photons from Quantum Dots Embedded in Nanowires
Ana Predojevic, Tobias Huber, Milad Khoshnegar, Dan Dalacu, Philip J. Poole, Hamed Majedi and Gregor Weihs
Abstract
Paper link 1, Paper link 2
16:40 Deterministic quantum dot single-photon source triggered by a frequency-doubled mode-locked VECSEL at 500 MHz
Alexander Schlehahn, Mahmoud Gaafar, Max Vaupel, Manuel Gschrey, Peter Schnauber, Jan-Hindrik Schulze, Sven Rodt, André Strittmatter, Wolfgang Stolz, Arash Rahimi-Iman, Tobias Heindel, Martin Koch and Stephan Reitzenstein
Abstract
17:00 Cryogenic Spectroscopy on Single Molecules: Narrow-band Single Photon Generation
Mohammad Rezai, Wilhelm Kiefer, Kim Kafenda, Jörg Wrachtrup and Ilja Gerhardt
Abstract

Friday 17th July

9:00
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12:00
NQO COST meeting
See program here here
10:00
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12:00
Lab tour I
13:00
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15:00
NQO COST meeting
See program here here
14:00
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16:00
Lab tour II