Even though their concept dates from ancient Greeks, we have only been able to see, and manipulate, individual atoms since the last decades. That was enabled by the introduction of optical manipulation and the question nowadays is how further developments in this research area can be achieved. What is the best configuration of optical potentials for further in-depth studies of atomic and molecular systems? How may we use sculptured light for novel studies of quantum systems? How can we develop new ways of producing single photon sources? For this special issue of AVS Quantum Science, organized by Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop and Philippe Bouyer, we invite review articles on optical manipulation of quantum systems, single photon sources, quantum atom optics, quantum opto-mechanics, and other closely related field.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Quantum systems
- Quantum atom optics
- Quantum opto-mechanics
- Sculpted light
- Beam shaping
- Optical tweezers
Prof. Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop, The University of Queensland, Australia
Prof. Philippe Bouyer, University of Bordeaux, France
AQS is focusing primarily on invited Reviews, and Perspectives. Reviews can be Focused Reviews that are short, timely review that covers recent advances in established fields or an emerging area of quantum science and are approximately 10 – 20 pages in length or can be Standard Reviews that are comprehensive, providing more in-depth coverage in established areas of quantum science, that are approximately, 20-50 pages in length. Perspectives provide an balanced and objective overview of recent advances and the author’s unique view on where the field is headed and are typically around 10 pages in length.
If you are interested in contributing a Review or Perspective please complete the relevant Editorial Summary Intake Form, shown here, and email it to the Editorial team (AVSQuantumScience@aip.org) prior to your submission for pre-screening by the editors. Once you receive a response, you can prepare your manuscript using the information For Authors, at https://avs.scitation.org/aqs/authors/manuscript. You can then submit your paper using the AQS online submission system at https://aqs.peerx-press.org/. As a journal in its early-years, our editors will rely on the Editorial Summary Intake Form to establish working relationships with authors as well as ensure papers are within desired scope, quality, and diversity we aim to achieve. For additional questions, please email the team at AVSQuantumScience@aip.org.