Workshop Details
Ab-initio Design and Control of Quantum Optical Materials
06/11/2022 - 06/15/2022
Meeting Description:

Atom-like quantum defects in solids have seen exceptional progress in recent decades and now set the state of the art in several key quantum technologies, ranging from quantum memories in quantum networks to quantum sensors. However, it is clear that we have only scratched the surface of what would become possible with better methods to: (i) model and predict the properties of quantum defects quantitatively; (ii) image and produce quantum defects with nanoscale precision; (iii) coherently control mesoscopic quantum systems; and (iv) translate to practical applications.

Approaches include the development of new types of point-like quantum defects with application-specific properties. For example, entanglement-enhanced sensing techniques using small ensembles of coupled quantum emitters could improve magnetometry sensitivity by orders of magnitude. Molecular quantum systems with sufficient coherence could open new possibilities in applications and scaling. And spectrally stable, homogeneous emitter arrays could speed up entanglement rates in quantum networks by orders of magnitude and enable error-corrected quantum registers.

This workshop will bring together experimental, computational, and theoretical scientists and engineers to identify the key challenges and opportunities in mesoscopic quantum emitter systems. Specific topics include: (i) Predictive electronic structure simulations of atom-like point defects in solids and molecular quantum emitters, using classical and quantum computing resources; (ii) Fabrication and characterization of single and small-ensemble quantum defect systems; (iii) Photonic and electronic structures to improve quantum control; and (iv) Emerging quantum technology applications.


We wish to ensure an intimate workshop setting, with no more than 20 to 25 participants. If you are interested in attending, but have not received an invitation, please contact the workshop organizer before registering. If you have registered for a meeting you were not invited to, you may be subject to a $100 fee.

TSRC is about expanding the frontiers of science, exploring new ideas, and building collaborations. The workshop schedule will allow for substantial unstructured time for participants to talk and think. All participants are expected to stay for the entire duration of the workshop. Scientists are encouraged to consider bringing family or friends. Telluride offers a number of options for children's camps (including Telluride Academy, Aha School for the Arts, and Pinhead Institute). There is more information on childcare, camps, and family activities on TSRC's website at Please contact Cindy Fusting at for more information.

IMPORTANT: Participants should be aware that this workshop runs Saturday through Wednesday. Festival lodging rates will go into effect on the night of Wednesday the 15th. To avoid the rate increase, you should depart on the 15th. If your flight out of Montrose does not leave until Thursday the 16th, TSRC suggests eating dinner in Telluride on the night of the 15th, taking the shuttle to Montrose after dinner, and staying at the Hampton Inn (970-547-4120) next to the airport. You will receive a discount at the Hampton Inn by saying you are a TSRC scientist.

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
725 W Colorado Ave Telluride, CO
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Meeting Details:

Workshop Price: $ 449.00
Early Bird Lodging Discount Available Until: 01/15/2022

A $100.00 discount is applied to your lodging cost when you register before 01/15/2022.

Cancellation Policy: All cancelled registrations are subject to a $25 Cancellation Fee. TSRC can only guarantee a refund for the balance of fees and lodging charges paid when a refund is requested prior to the Cancellation Deadline that is specific to each workshop, which in this case is 05/11/2022. TSRC always recommends that participants purchase travel insurance to protect against unforeseen, last-minute travel plan changes.

Telluride Science Research Center
Post Office Box 2429, Telluride CO 81435
Tel: + 970.708.4426
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