The 1998 proposal introducing a quantum repeater resulted in high-profile efforts on vital components needed to establish a multi-node quantum network. Quantum repeaters utilize quantum entanglement, quantum memories, techniques for suppressing quantum errors and quantum teleportation to dramatically enhance both the reach and bit rate of quantum communication. Various experimental schemes have been proposed and components developed, and early experimental efforts are working towards the realization of a quantum repeater. Despite the progress, significant challenges remain, first in proof-of-principle demonstrations and then in the development of practical systems adequate for deployment in the field.
The goal of this workshop is to bring the active research community together to discuss the progress, challenges and new possible directions for quantum repeaters and networks. We invite researchers working on key enabling technologies and system integration, protocols for connecting repeaters across network links with high fidelity, architectures for large-scale networks, and applications of distributed quantum entanglement.
Speaker List (tentative)
Partial list of speakers. More to be added!
Asilomar, USA, 2015
The first WQRN was held in the historic coastal location of Asilomar, in Pacific Grove, California, in May of 2015.
Quantum Repeaters: Objectives, Definitions and Architecture
Seefeld, Austria, 2017
The second WQRN was held in Seefeld, in the Austrian Alps, in September of 2017.
What can we do with quantum networks? What do we want to do?
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