The investigation of quantum phenomena in nanophotonics systems may lead to new scales of quantum complexity and constitutes the starting point for developing photonic technologies that deliver quantum-enhanced performances. This ambition demands new physical insight as well as cutting-edge engineering, with an interdisciplinary approach and a view towards how such ground-breaking technologies may be implemented and commercialized. We aim at promoting and coordinating forefront research in nanoscale quantum optics (NQO), which will define new and unexplored pathways for deploying quantum technologies in nanophotonics devices. The main focus is on quantum science & technology, nanoscale optics & photonics, and materials science. This issue will address fundamental challenges in NQO, contributing to the discovery of novel phenomena and define new routes for applications in information & communication technology, sensing & metrology, and energy efficiency.
This focus issue is run in cooperation with the COST Action MP1403 “Nanoscale Quantum Optics” – www.cost-nqo.eu – funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union.
The deadline for submissions is 30 June 2018, but the issue will be left open for submissions for 6 months until 31 December 2018. NJP is able to publish Focus Issue collections incrementally, therefore if you submit early in the period, publication of your article will not be delayed waiting for other papers in the collection.