Quantum Photonics: Pioneering Advances and Emerging Applications

  • Robert W. Boyd
  • Svetlana G. Lukishova
  • Victor N. Zadkov

Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 217)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Modern Quantum, Nano- and Nonlinear Photonics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mohammad Mirhosseini, Jeff S. Lundeen, Robert W. Boyd
      Pages 25-49
    3. Dmitry V. Strekalov, Gerd Leuchs
      Pages 51-101
    4. Svetlana G. Lukishova, Luke J. Bissell
      Pages 103-178
    5. Michelle Victora, Fumihiro Kaneda, Fedor Bergmann, Jia Jun Wong, Austin Graf, Paul Kwiat
      Pages 179-206
    6. Leonid Krivitsky, Vadim Volkov
      Pages 207-237
    7. Xu Fang, Kevin F. MacDonald, Nikolay I. Zheludev
      Pages 239-265
    8. Alexey V. Krasavin, Pavel Ginzburg, Anatoly V. Zayats
      Pages 267-316
    9. Alexei M. Zheltikov
      Pages 385-416
  3. Historical Works: Single-Photon and Nonlinear Optical Experiments in the Pre-Laser Era

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 621-627

About this book


This book brings together reviews by internationally renowed experts on quantum optics and photonics. It describes novel experiments at the limit of single photons, and presents advances in this emerging research area. It also includes reprints and historical descriptions of some of the first pioneering experiments at a single-photon level and nonlinear optics, performed before the inception of lasers and modern light detectors, often with the human eye serving as a single-photon detector. The book comprises 19 chapters, 10 of which describe modern quantum photonics results, including single-photon sources,  direct measurement of the photon's spatial wave function, nonlinear interactions and non-classical light, nanophotonics for room-temperature single-photon sources, time-multiplexed methods for optical quantum information processing, the role of photon statistics in visual perception, light-by-light coherent control using metamaterials, nonlinear nanoplasmonics, nonlinear polarization optics, and ultrafast nonlinear optics in the mid-infrared.


Lower limit of human vision Nano-antennas for light Non-classical light sources Nonlinear nanoplasmonics Photon statistics Quantum imaging and information Quantum nonlinear optical experiments Quantum photonics review Quantum plasmonics Single-photon spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert W. Boyd
    • 1
  • Svetlana G. Lukishova
    • 2
  • Victor N. Zadkov
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.The Institute of OpticsUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA
  3. 3.Institute of Spectroscopy of the Russian Academy of SciencesTroitsk, MoscowRussia

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