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Optical Engineering • Open Access

Special Section Guest Editorial: Single-Photon Detection, Generation, and Applications

Paper Abstract

The past two decades have produced significant advancement in the state-of-the-art for many single-photon technologies. The use of single-photon generation and detection is being pursued over an enormous portion of the electromagnetic spectrum ranging from ultraviolet to millimeter wavelengths, and the breadth of applications that rely on these technologies—including fluorescence techniques, quantum information processing, and photon-starved imaging and communications—continues to grow rapidly. The papers in this special section of Optical Engineering provide a snapshot of some of the recent work that has focused on promising new single-photon component technologies and applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 August 2014
PDF: 2 pages
Opt. Eng. 53(8) 081901 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.53.8.081901
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 53, Issue 8
Show Author Affiliations
Alex McIntosh, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Mark A. Itzler, Princeton Lightwave, Inc. (United States)


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