Quantum photonic applications such as photonic quantum computing, quantum communication, and quantum sensing require highly sophisticated non-classical light sources and high-efficiency single-photon detectors. The light sources should be able to deliver triggered single- and entangled photon pairs or even photonic cluster states with superior properties i.e., high brightness, high purity, high fidelity and a high degree of photon indistinguishability. The single-photon detectors should possess high quantum efficiency, high time-resolution, short dead times, low noise and ideally photon-number resolution.
The Special Topic aims to provide researchers and students with the newest development in these rapidly evolving research fields. We welcome papers that highlight recent breakthrough and improvements on single quantum emitters such as atoms, ions, molecules, color centers in solids, quantum dots, carbon nanotubes, defects in two-dimensional systems and studies on single-photon detectors, for example single nanowire superconducting single-photon detectors and avalanche diodes.
This attractive collection of papers will strengthen connections between atomic, molecule and condensed matter physics, quantum optics, and photonic engineering. Linking these complementary communities will be of crucial importance for the future development of multidisciplinary quantum photonics.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Single-photon sources
- Entangled-photon pair sources
- Photonic cluster states and related applications
- New theory on non-classical light emission
- Photon-number resolving detectors
- Cavity-enhanced light matter interaction for non-classical emission and detection
Peter Michler; University of Stuttgart
Sven Höfling; University of Wurzburg
Christoph Becher; Universität des Saarlands
Wolfram Pernice; Universität Münster
Costanza Toninelli; University of Florence
Jin Liu; Sun Yat-Sen University
Mathias Schubert; University of Nebraska–Lincoln