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Special CDT Seminar at NOC 2015 Conference

Phd Students from the CDT have been invited to present at a special CDT seminar to take place during the 20th European Conference on Networks and Optical Communications (NOC2015) at UCL.


CDT students have been invited by the organisers of the 20th European Conference on Networks and Optical Communications (NOC2015) to organise a showcase of CDT research on communications. PhD students Adam Funnell (UCL) and James Lee (Cambridge) will present from 3.30-5.00pm on Wednesday 1st July at UCL.  Their confirmed abstracts are as follows:

1)      Dynamic Optical Networks for Ultra-High Definition Broadcast Production - Adam Funnell, UCL

As future television productions move to the ultra-high definition format (increased resolution, frame rate and colour bit depth), the infrastructure supporting the entire production workflow will need to be enhanced. Data rates of at least 24Gb/s per source are expected, along with large challenges in timing alignment between sources, minimising latency, and the practicality of camera-back transceivers. Flexible optical networks utilising wavelength and time division multiplexing alongside advanced data coding and full integration with common production software are an ideal solution. This work reviews possible network architectures (hardware and software) before presenting a potential design for future experimental verification.

2)      Quantum Dots as Entangled Photon Sources - James Lee, Cambridge

The talk will discuss the difficulty of simulating quantum systems on a classical computer and how these difficulties may be overcome using a quantum simulator. A few application of a universal quantum computer will also be considered. The talk will then consider some the advantages and disadvantages of using photons in a quantum computer and discuss how a source of entangled photons could help overcome some of the limitations. Finally, the results of some experiments performed over the last year demonstrating coherent control of the exciton population in a quantum dot will be presented.