Topical Collection "Single Photon Technologies: Volume II"

A topical collection in Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This collection belongs to the section "Optics and Lasers".


Prof. Ivan Rech
Collection Editor
Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20132, Milan, Italy
Interests: single photon avalanche diode: Device and modelling; high time resolution electronics for Time Correlated Single Photon Counting; single photon counting and timing applications
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Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Single Photon Workshop 2019 is the ninth installment in a series of workshops on single-photon technologies and applications. SPW 2019 is intended to bring together a broad range of people with interests in single-photon sources, single-photon detectors, photon entanglement, and their use in scientific and industrial applications. It will be an exciting opportunity for those interested in these technologies to learn about the state-of-the-art and to foster continuing partnerships with others seeking to advance the capabilities of such technologies.

Associated with this conference will be this Special Issue. The Special Issue is not limited to the works presented during the conference but is open to all contributions related to the world of single photons.

Papers are solicited in the following areas:

  • Single-photon detectors: devices, circuits, and systems to achieve single-photon sensitivity;
  • Single-photon sources: materials, schemes, and architectures to generate and control light emission at single photon level;
  • Applications: single-photon technologies for scientific and industrial applications, from ground to space and from life science to quantum information processing;
  • Metrology/validation techniques and instrumentation to prove single-photon generation and acquisition.

Prof. Ivan Rech
Collection Editor

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  • Single-photon detectors
  • Single-photon source
  • Single-photon applications
  • Single-photon metrology
  • Time-correlated single-photon conting
  • SPAD
  • SSPD
  • Single-photon camera

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