Dr. Jason Orcutt is a Research Staff Member in the Experimental Quantum Computing department at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center. Presently, Jason manages the Optics for Quantum Scalability research group and is the primary investigator for IBM team working on the Army Research Office / Laboratory for Physical Sciences (ARO/LPS) Cross Quantum Technology Systems (CQTS) program.
Jason received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University in 2005 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2008 and 2012 respectively. His graduate work at MIT was partially funded by a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation (2005-2008). Before joining IBM, he worked as a research scientist at MIT on DARPA's Photonically Optimized Embedded Microprocessors (POEM) program in collaboration with Micron Technology, University of California Berkeley and University of Colorado Boulder. This work lead to the demonstration of the first microprocessor that utilized integrated optical links for core-to-memory computation [Nature, 2015].
Since joining IBM Research in 2013, Jason has led and contributed to a variety of projects related to integrated photonics, data communication, sensing, and quantum computing. Starting in transitioning the monolithic silicon photonics platform developed in IBM Research to manufacturing at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Jason led photodiode development, receiver design & WDM transceiver demonstrations [OFC, 2016]. Under the ARPA-E AIMS program aimed at reducing fugitive methane emissions through low SWaP spectroscopic sensors, Jason led external cavity laser efforts, prototype layout and process integration [CLEO, 2018]. Leading the successful proposal to the ARO/LPS CQTS program, Jason proposed the SiGe/Si microwave-optical transduction platform [Quantum Science and Technology, 2020].
Jason has co-authored over 100 publications that have been cited over 4000 times with an h-index of 31 while being granted more than 50 patents by the USPTO [Google Scholar].