Special Issue "Nanostructures for Single Photon Emitters"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Optics and Lasers".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Candido Fabrizio Pirri

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Center for Sustainable Future Technologies CSFT, Corso Trento21, 10129 Torino, Italy
Politecnico di Torino, Dipartimento di Scienza Applicata e Tecnologia, C.so Duca Degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino, Italy
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Interests: Nanotechnologies applied to biological systems (in particular sensors, lab on chip and organ on chip); Graphene and 2D materials for energy and environment (solar cells, supercapacitors); Nanomaterials for microelectronics; Nanomaterials and nanostructures for CO2 trapping and reduction; Multifunctional nanocomposites for 3D printing
Co-Guest Editor
Dr. Angelini Angelo

Department of Applied Science and Technology (DISAT), Polytechnic of Turin, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24, 10129, Torino TO, Italy
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Interests: nano-photonics; photonic crystals; optical microscopy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The goal of achieving stable and reliable non-classical photon sources might be useful for different research fields, such as metrology or quantum communication, and is demanding in several quantum computation schemes.

Quantum technologies would greatly benefit from a standard technology for single photon sources and many promising systems have been developed in the last years. In this framework, solid state single photon emitters (SS-SPE) play a key role, due to their scalability and easiness of integration in photonic devices. Diverse types of SS-SPE have been proposed in literature, from atomic defects in crystalline structures to quantum dots and 2D materials, just to mention some of them. Unfortunately, for most of the mentioned systems the performances are typically limited in terms of collection efficiency and decay rate.

The increasing ability to fabricate structures at the nanoscale by more and more accurate lithographic and material growth techniques have opened the opportunity to tailor the photonic environment surrounding an emitter to engineer its emissive properties, in terms of radiation pattern, as well as decay rate.

The Special Issue of the journal of Applied Science “Nanostructures for Single Photon Emitters” aims to provide an overview on recent advances in the development of SS-SPE and the improvements of their performances.

Prof. Dr. Candido Fabrizio Pirri
Dr. Angelini Angelo
Guest Editors

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  • Quantum Optics
  • Single Photon Emitters
  • Nanostructures
  • Spontaneous emission

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