Quantum Optics Conference 

challenges, techniques & latest research insights in quantum optics 

Quantum optics is one of the largest and most active fields of research in physics. Today, heavily funded quantum iniatitives around the world are seeking to drive forward the quantum revolution through quantum computing, quantum sensing and quantum communication.

For more than two decades, attocube has been an active and integral part of this scientific community, with co-founder Prof. Karraï working amongst the pioneers in the fields of quantum dots, cavity optics, and confocal microscopy at cryogenic temperatures.

Offering a broad portfolio of cryogenic research equpipment, attocube established a broad network of customers and scientists around the world, and we are proud to present talks by some of the foremost authorities in the field during our online conference.

Join the free-of-charge event to gain insights on recent advances in research and applications on single photon sources, 2D materials and 2D magnets, NV and other color centers, quantum sensing in high pressure physics and cavity quantum optics. The conference is divided in three parts. Register below for two sessions of scientific presentations (followed by Q&A sessions), as well as for the panel discussion.



Conference Program

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

CEST time (Berlin)

Session 1: 

08:30 - 08:55  Welcome and introduction | attocube systems as your partner for quantum optics research

09:00 - 09:25  Maciej Koperski (National University of Singapore, Singapore) | Exploring quantum light from hexagonal boron nitride

09:30 - 09:55  Chaoyang Lu (University of Science and Technology of China, China) | Optical quantum computing

10:00 - 10:25  Bernhard Urbaszek (INSA Toulouse, France) | Engineering Quantum states in 2D Materials

10:30 - 11:00  Virtual Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:25  Jean-Francois Roch (ENS, Paris-Saclay, France) | Exploring high-pressure superconductivity using diamond point defects

11:30 - 11:55  Niccolo Somaschi (Quandela, Paris, France) | Building up modular optical quantum computing platforms

12:00 - 12:25 Claire Le Gall (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom) | Collective phenomena in a quantum dot nuclear spin ensemble

 Register for Session 1


Session 2: 

14:00 - 14:25  Richard Warburton (University of Basel, Switzerland) | A quantum dot in an open microcavity

14:30 - 14:40  Samarth Vadia (Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany) | Open-cavity in closed-cycle cryostat as a quantum optics platform

14:45 - 14:55  Jonathan Noé (Qlibri, Munich, Germany) | tba

15:00 - 15:25  Kin Fai Mak (Cornell University, Ithaca, USA) | Exciton sensing of condensed matter phenomena

15:30 - 16:30  Virtual Coffee Break

16:30 - 16:55  Xiadong Xu (University of Washington, USA) | Excitons in 2D magnets

17:00 - 17:25  Norman Yao (University of California, Berkeley, USA) | Quantum sensing at megabar pressures

Register for session 2


Panel Discussion

18:00 - 19:00  The future of quantum optics: What are key challenges in applications, and which techniques are going to solve these best?


Khaled Karraï (attocube systems AG, Haar, Germany) & Alexander Högele (LMU, Munich, Germany)


Atac Imamoglu (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)

Pascale Senellart (CNRS, Paris, France)

Sven Höfling (University of Würzburg, Germany)

Mete Atatüre  (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)

Register for Panel Discussion


Conference Speakers

The Quantum Optics Conference gathers many of the world's leading scientists that are employing cryogenic confocal microscopy and other spectroscopy techniques to explore light-matter interaction, quantum states and new materials. Learn more about their background here

Enabling Scientific Impact

attocube products to support your quantum optics research

optical cryostat, attodry800

attoDRY800 >

Revolutionary dry optical cryostat fully integrated into an optical table designed for unobstructed optical access and ease of use.

closed-cycle cryostat, attodry2100

attoDRY2100 >

Low vibration magnet system for variable temperature operation designed for free-beam optical access and scanning probe microscopy.

microscopes, confocal microscope platforms

Confocal Microscope Platforms >

Free-beam based confocal microscopes for photoluminescence & spectroscopy incl. Raman at variable temperature and in high magnetic fields.

microscopes, scanning probe, attoafmcfm

attoAFM/CFM >

Combined atomic force and confocal microscope platform for optically detected magnetic resonance imaging at cryogenic conditions.

microscopes, features, lt objectives, keyvisual

LT-APO objective >

Apochromatic objectives with high numerical aperture designed specifically for cryogenic conditions.


mK Tools & Platforms >

Enabling fundamental research near absolute zero.

nanopositioners, low temperature, keyvisual

Low Temperature Nanopositioners >

Piezo-based nano drives for cryogenic environments.