MQT特刊征稿 | Focus on Quantum Emitters and Spin Defects

01 12月 2021 gabriels
主题:Quantum Emitters and Spin Defects




  • 李统藏 普渡大学,中国
  • 陆朝阳,中国科学技术大学,中国
  • Nick Vamivakas, 罗彻斯特大学,美国


Quantum emitters are essential resources for quantum communication, quantum computing, and quantum sensing. Many quantum emitters have intrinsic electron spins, which are helpful for nanoscale quantum sensing and provide spin-photon interfaces for building quantum networks. In recent years, there have been remarkable developments in the deterministic generation of indistinguishable single photons from self-assembled quantum dots. With the help of a nanophotonic cavity, single rare-earth ions have been optically addressed. In addition, quantum emitters in 2D materials, including hexagonal boron nitride, were discovered a few years ago. The optically addressable spin defects in 2D materials provide new opportunities for atomic-scale quantum sensing.

This focus issue brings together worldwide experts to discuss the latest development in quantum emitters and spin defects and their applications. It will also address photonic and plasmonic nanostructures to improve their performance and related applications. Both research articles and topical reviews are welcome. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Quantum dot photon sources
  • Colour centres in diamond and other crystals
  • Optically addressable spin defects in solids
  • Rare-earth ions in solids
  • Single-molecule quantum emitters
  • Quantum emitters in 2D materials
  • Nanophotonic and plasmonic structures for quantum emitters


We encourage submissions from all authors whose work fits with the scope of this focus collection. The collection will also feature invited contributions. All focus issue articles are subject to the same review process as regular Materials for Quantum Technology articles. Authors are invited to contact one of the guest editors, or the journal team directly, to discuss the suitability of their work prior to submission.

Articles should be submitted via the Web using our online submission form. Select ‘Focus on Quantum Emitters and Spin Defects’ from the drop-down list on the Article Information page.

The target deadline for contributions is 31 July 2022. Materials for Quantum Technologyis able to publish focus collections incrementally. This means that articles will be published as soon as they are accepted and prepared for publication, without being delayed waiting for other papers in the collection.




Materials for Quantum Technology

Materials for Quantum Technology(MQT)是一本全新的采用开放获取出版形式的多学科期刊,致力于出版量子技术和器件领域相关材料的开发和应用的前沿研究。期刊的内容范围将汇集学界与业界中来自材料科学、化学和工程的跨学科研究。具体领域包括:量子技术应用中材料和界面的制备与表征;混合量子系统材料;量子传感和计量材料;量子光学和光子学材料;量子比特系统的材料;用于量子计算和量子电子学的新型材料和设备;量子技术化学;量子技术应用新材料的理论和计算设计;量子材料的涌现特性及其应用。