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IQUIST Special Seminar: "A university team's on-going journey in building a space-based quantum network," Alexander Ling, National University of Singapore

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Illinois Quantum Information Science and Technology Center
190 Engineering Sciences Building
Apr 22, 2024   3:00  
Alexander Ling, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, National University of Singapore
Hannah Stites
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A university team's on-going journey in building a space-based quantum network

Abstract: In 2020, my research team at the Centre for Quantum Technologies (Singapore), reported the in-orbit production of polarization entangled photon pairs on board a very small satellite called SpooQy-1. I will discuss the design of the satellite, the results we obtained and share some reflections of how a small academic team could achieve this. In this talk, I will also discuss our plans for the following years, and provide an update on the optical ground station that we have built for optical communication with satellites.

Bio: Alexander Ling is an Associate Professor with the Dept of Physics at the National University of Singapore, and also Principal Investigator at the Centre for Quantum Technologies. He has been active in developing Singapore's quantum ecosystem as Director of the funding effort called the Quantum Engineering Programme (2020-2023), and as scientific advisor to the National Quantum Office. He likes working on the challenges involved in  constructing a global quantum network.

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