This special topic collection of articles is dedicated to quantum sensing. In an era marked by explosive advancements in sensing and imaging technology, achieved through the innovation of classical sensors and computer algorithms, there remain certain sensing limitations that continue to challenge classical systems. Harnessing the principles of quantum mechanics, such as coherence, squeezing and entanglement, quantum sensors can overcome the limitations of classical sensing in specific applications. Quantum sensors have broad applications, ranging from fundamental physics inquiries like the detection of dark energy and matter, as well as the observation of gravitational waves, to everyday uses, such as atomic clocks for navigation, magnetometers, and biosensors. The ongoing and future research in this field holds the potential to revolutionize the foundations of precision sensing, leading to the revelation of previously inaccessible physical laws and enabling portable quantum sensors that advance various domains. This special issue focuses on quantum sensors built on a variety of platforms, including quantum optical states, defects in solids, superconducting circuits, laser-cooled atoms, neutron beams, and quantum optomechanical systems with applications in fields, including but not limited to timekeeping, navigation, field sensing, imaging, biology, radar, global parameter estimation, and high-energy physics.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Quantum Metrology in Fundamental Physics,
- Applied Quantum Sensing
- Engineering Quantum Sensors
Applied Physics Reviews Editor
Thirumalai Venkatesan, The University of Oklahoma
Mahdi Hosseini, Northwestern University
About the Journal
Applied Physics Reviews (APR) features articles on important and current topics in experimental or theoretical research in applied physics or applications of physics to other branches of science and engineering. APR publishes the following types of articles:
- Original Research: An article reporting on an important and novel research study of high quality and general interest to the applied physics community.
- Reviews: This type of article can either be an authoritative, comprehensive review of established areas of applied physics, or a short timely review of recent advances in established fields or new and emerging areas of applied physics.