Photonics for Quantum Waterloo

| Event dedicated to the role of photonics in promoting quantum technologies

The "Photonics for Quantum" trade fair, commonly abbreviated as PfQ, is held annually at the prestigious University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. It focuses on the significance of photonics in advancing quantum technologies and offers the opportunity to gain the latest scientific insights..

The event is organized by the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. This collaboration emphasizes their shared goal of promoting advances in quantum technologies through education and cooperation.

The fair covers a wide range of topics, including quantum information systems, quantum communication and cryptography, quantum computing and simulation, as well as quantum sensing, imaging, and timing systems. Additionally, quantum materials and devices are showcased, ranging from the latest research findings to commercial applications.

Photonics for Quantum serves as a platform for academic exchange and collaboration between industry and research. It also supports the local economy in Waterloo and fosters international cooperation. The fair attracts professionals and scientists from various sectors, including universities, research institutions, technology companies, and both private and governmental research organizations.

Highlights of the event include conferences, presentations by experts, and lab tours. In conclusion, the University of Waterloo is an ideal location for the fair, not only because of its leading role in quantum research but also due to its accessibility and the welcoming environment it offers. Visitors can easily travel via nearby international airports or by train and road, facilitating global participation.

The Photonics for Quantum in Waterloo took place from Monday, 17. June to Thursday, 20. June 2024.

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Local time:
14:20 h (UTC -04:00)

Fair location:

University of Waterloo,
200 University Ave W, ON N2L 3G1 Waterloo, Quebec, Canada


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1000 20th St
WA 98227 Bellingham, USA
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Past editions:
  • 17. - 20. June 2024

Fair location:

University of Waterloo,
200 University Ave W, ON N2L 3G1 Waterloo, Quebec, Canada


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Product groups: optical fibers for quantum communication, photonic circuits, quantum computers, quantum cryptography systems, quantum dot systems, quantum integrated circuits, quantum sensors, quantum simulators, single photon sources, superconducting detectors, …

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.


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Where does the Photonics for Quantum taking place?
The Photonics for Quantum fair takes place in Waterloo, at the University of Waterloo.

When is the Photonics for Quantum taking place?
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How often does the Photonics for Quantum take place?
The Photonics for Quantum takes place annually.

What kind of fair is the Photonics for Quantum?
The Photonics for Quantum is an exhibition for Optoelectronics, Computer and Microelectronics.