This workshop is organized to develop plans to establish an NSF Midscale RI-2 national facility for quantum photonics science, engineering and technology. We see a need for a facility that would provide an unparalleled environment for research, education, and entrepreneurism on quantum Internet technologies. The primary outcomes of the workshop will include a report on the vision, needs, priority areas, stakeholders, and a framework for the facility capabilities and operations. The workshop will also result in a plan for moving forward following the workshop toward the development of a midscale infrastructure proposal, including action items, responsibilities, mailing lists and other collaborative tools.
OIDA completed a technology roadmap of quantum photonics earlier this year, to identify what is needed to commercialize quantum photonics technology. The target applications span quantum sensing to quantum communications and quantum computing.