Complementarity with other research programmes

Some recent and ongoing COST Actions have separately addressed quantum physics, such as MP1006 and MP1001, and nanophotonics, such as MP0702 and MP0803. Furthermore, there are recently established national programmes focused on research and applications of NQO, such as the Spanish “”, the Swiss NCCR “QSIT – Quantum Science & Technology,” the German BMBF “Novel Optics”, and joint research projects, such as “Metrology for Industrial Quantum Communication – MIQC” and “Single-photon sources for quantum technologies – SiQuTe”.

Initiating a transnational networking activity combining expertise from quantum physics and nanooptics to open innovative research directions represents a unique opportunity to consolidate this trend in academia and industry within the European Research Area and to strengthen leadership in the emerging interdisciplinary field of NQO.