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Single Photons Single Spins (SPSS) Meeting 2017

August 29, 2017 @ 8:00 am - September 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

The NQO COST Action’s Working Group 1 and Working Group 3 are organising a workshop open to all on Single Photons and Single Spins, to be held at the University of Technology of Troyes (UTT), France, from Tuesday 29th to September 1st, 2017. The overarching goal of the workshop is the foster and nurture connections between academic and industrial european actors involved in Nanoscale Quantum Optics. This is the second instalment of this workshop after the SPSS 2016 meeting in Oxford. This event is supported by the UTT, the CNRS and the CNRS Research Network (GdR) on Quantum Engineering: From Fundamentals to Applications (IQFA) and MajuLab, CNRS-UNS-NUS-NTU International Joint Research Unit, Singapore, as well as the French Laboratory of Excellence (Labex) ACTION on Integrated Smart Systems.

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  • Spin-photon interfaces
  • Nanoscale single-photon sources and detectors
  • Quantum networks with nanoscale devices
  • Applied quantum nanophotonics
  • Single-spin quantum sensing
  • Fundamental studies with nanoscale structures

Confirmed invited speakers

Abstract submission

Please submit your one-page abstract to spss2[at]utt.fr and indicate which kind of presentation you are seeking (oral, poster or any). The submission deadline is extended to 12 June 2017.

Update : submissions for talks is now closed. Submissions for posters remain open until further notice.

Workshop program

The workshop short program is available here. The full program (with abstracts) is available here.


You can register here. The deadline for registration is 1 August 2017. The registration fee is 100€, and it will increase to 150€ after August 1st, until August 21st. After August 21st, only on-site registration will be possible. For the Nanoscale Quantum Optics COST members, accomodation and travel can be reimbursed after the event.

Please note that accepted contributions from COST Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) can have their registration fee reimbursed and receive additional support (e.g. to reimburse meals).

The ITC countries are : Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and Turkey.


University of Technology of Troyes, 12 rue Marie Curie, 10000 Troyes, France.

Campus map

Easy access, 1 hour 30 from Paris
1 – By car:
From Paris (160 km): highway A5, exit n° 20 Sainte Savine in the direction of Troyes on N60, and then take the ring road.

From Reims (120 km): highway A26 then highway A5, exit n° 21 Saint Thibault in the direction of Troyes on N71, then take the ring road.

From Dijon (150 km): highway A5, exit n° 21 Saint Thibault in the direction of Troyes on N71, and then take the ring road.

2 – By train (90-120 mn)
From ” Gare de l’Est ” train station:
From Gare de l’Est there are trains that go directly to Troyes. Departure is approximately every two hours during the day and evening.

From another train station in Paris:
Take either the underground (metro) or a bus and get off at the Gare de l’Est metro station which is also one of the main train stations. Then, take the train to Troyes.

3- By airplaine

From Charles de Gaulle airport (Roissy):
Take the RATP bus 350 and get off at Gare de l’Est (the journey takes about an hour). The Gare de l’Est station is not located at the end of this bus route so make sure to get off at “Gare de l’Est” or use ROISSY RAIL – go to the RER station in the airport and take RER B in the direction of the “Gare du Nord”. The ticket includes a Metro connection. Get off at Gare du Nord and either take the Metro, or walk (10 minutes) to Gare de l’Est. Total length of the journey is about 45 minutes.

From Orly airport:
ORLYVAL: Take the automatic metro Orlyval to “Antony” station then take RER B in the direction of “Gare du Nord”. The ticket includes a Metro connection. Get off at the Gare du Nord and take the Metro, or walk to the Gare de l’Est (10 minutes). Total length of the journey is about 45 minutes.

Taxi shuttle service from airports
If you come from any nearby airport, you can contact the following shuttle/taxi company from and to the airport (mention it is for a conference at the UTT and may get a discount):

Bike rental in the city
In the city centre, you can rent a bike, see here (system’s language in French only):


Accomodation nearby the UTT is available at the ADPS. Suitable for ESRs.

Please contact : Florence DEMEYERE
In Charge Of Room Rental & Housing
Tel.: +33 (0) 325711093

Here is a list of accommodation with a price list. A bus service will be available from the city centre to the UTT on mornings and on evenings:



****    BEST WESTERN Hotel de la Poste

35 rue Emile Zola – 10000 Troyes

Phone : +33 (0)3 25 73 05 05



11 rue des Bas Trévois CS 10113 – 10000 Troyes

Phone : +33 (0)3 25 46 28 28

***      Ibis Styles Troyes Centre

Rue Camille Claudel CS10113 – 10000 Troyes

Phone : +33 (0)3 25 43 24 24


***      Ibis Troyes Centre

Rue Camille Claudel – 10000 Troyes

Phone : +33 (0)3 25 75 99 99


**        Hôtel Arlequin

**       Comtes de Champagne

**       Hôtel De La Gare

**      Hôtel Le Splendid

You can find complete information on hotels at http://en.tourisme-troyes.com

Local organisation committee

Aurélie Broussier
Christophe Couteau
Sandy de Wreede
Jean-Philippe Girard
Gwenaelle Lamri
Avril Meza
Stefano Pierini
Xiaolun Xu


August 29, 2017 @ 8:00 am
September 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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Christophe Couteau
Thomas Durt
Félix Bussières
Jason Smith
Peter Lodahl
Anna Fontcuberta i Morral


University of Technology of Troyes
12 Rue Marie Curie, BP 2060
Troyes, 10010 France
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