More information on QuantumComm 2009 - International Conference on Quantum Communication and Quantum Networking
QUANTUMCOMM brings together communities of experts in quantum communication, quantum information, quantum nanoscale physics, photonics, and networking. In the framework of quantum information processing the quantum communication mainly deals with encoding and securely distributing quantum states of light in optical fiber or in free space providing grounds for quantum cryptography applications.
It became clear with rapid advancement of modern nanoscale technology that quantum photonic devices naturally communicate with each other either electromagnetically or by virtue of an electron transport. Basic laws of quantum physics and quantum electromagnetics govern this type of communication at nanoscale. To a macroscopic observer such nanoscale systems could appear in a form a structured or unstructured network. The cross-disciplinary merger of quantum physics and nanophotonics with principles of networking in communication opens new perspective for developing modern quantum communication applications with an eye on practical devices.
This conference is devoted to the discussion of new challenges in quantum communication and quantum networking that extends from the nanoscale to a global satellite communication networks. It will place particular emphasis on basic quantum science effects and on emerging technological solutions leading to practical applications in communication industry.
Jörg Kotthaus, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Eugene S. Polzik, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen University
Martin B. Plenio, Universität Ulm