Nanomaterials and nanophotonics for quantum technology

Prof. Stefania Castelletto, RMIT University, Bundoora, Australia
Prof. Bárbara Lopes Amaral, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

In the last 20 years an emerging field of physics and engineering has prompted the opportunity to harness new technologies relying on fundamental quantum mechanics properties, namely quantum coherence, quantum superposition, quantum entanglement, and quantum tunneling. These properties have prompted studies promising technological advances in computing (quantum computing), sensing, secure communication, metrology, and imaging where we have mostly witnessed the emerging of quantum technologies.

Nanomaterials and nanophotonics have played a major role in providing the required platforms for harnessing the materials quantum properties necessary in quantum technologies. In this thematic issue we are recruiting research or review articles regarding contribution of nanomaterials and nanophotonics to quantum technologies, mainly concerning quantum communications, imaging, metrology, and sensing. The major focus is on nanomaterials- and nanophotonics-based quantum devices. Nanomaterials are here defined as having intrinsic quantum confinement in at least one dimension (0D, 1D, 2D nanomaterials) or hosting atomic scale defects or metals with quantum properties leading to applications in quantum devices.

Submission deadline: June 30, 2024

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