Dr. Amin Abbasi finished his PhD degrees in ultra-high-speed directly modulated DFB lasers at Ghent University/imec. He continued his research at imec/UGent on 100 Gb/s single-channel EAM modulators until 2017. Afterwards, he joined AntwerpSpace/OHB as photonic team leader to explore microwave photonics for satellite communication. Currently, he’s senior business development manager at imec, covering imec’s SiN/Si 200- and 300mm photonic platforms for sensing, communication, AR/VR and quantum applications. He has (co-)authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications.
The performance of quantum systems would be ten years ahead of those of classical computers – or attain a level that classical computers will simply never reach. It’s therefore no wonder that many companies are looking for advanced technologies to help them to reach quantum supremacy. Imec supports them with technologies such as superconducting and spin-based computing. But in this talk, we focus on integrated photonics and its advanced functions that are relevant for quantum computing.