NSF Quantum Foundry (Professors John Bowers, Raphaële Clément, Galan Moody, Chris Palmstrøm, Ram Seshadri, and Chris Van de Walle) – Founded through the National Science Foundation’s Q-AMASE-i initiative, the Quantum Foundry at UC Santa Barbara is a next generation materials foundry that develops materials and interfaces hosting the coherent quantum states needed to power the coming age of quantum-based electronics. The mission of the Foundry is to develop materials hosting unprecedented quantum coherence, train the next generation quantum workforce, and to partner with industry to accelerate the development of quantum technologies.
UCSB Partnership with Cisco for Quantum Information (Professors Yufei Ding and Galan Moody) – A collaboration between UC Santa Barbara researchers and Cisco Systems aims to push the boundaries of quantum technologies. Assistant professors Yufei Ding and Galan Moody received research awards from the technology giant to work with its new Quantum Research Team, which was formed to pursue the research and development required to turn quantum hardware, software, and applications into broadly used technologies.
Quantum Workforce Development (Professors Yufei Ding and Galan Moody) – Among the many quantum education efforts on campus, two examples including the Quantum Photonics Learning Lab developed by Professor Moody to provide hands-on training in quantum information for undergraduates, graduates, and Santa Barbara City College students, as well as Professor Van de Walle’s Introduction to Quantum Materials course.
1,000-Fold Improvement in Entanglement Efficiency (Professors John Bowers and Galan Moody) – Professors Moody and Bowers demonstrated a 1,000-fold improvement in entangled-photon pair generation efficiency by replacing silicon chips with AlGaAs photonic chips. When scaling beyond a single source, these devices could reduce the energy footprint of quantum information technologies by many orders-of-magnitude.
Low-Loss Visible Photonics for AMO systems (Professor Daniel Blumenthal) – Professor Blumenthal’s group developed a low-loss, wafer-scale, CMOS-compatible photonic platform with wavelengths compatible with atoms, ions, and molecules commonly used for quantum information, sensing, and metrology applications.