Focus on integrated quantum optics

Jeremy O'Brien, Brian Patton, Masahide Sasaki, Jelena Vučković

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A key goal of research into quantum information processing is the development of technologies that are scaleable in complexity while allowing the mass manufacture of devices that promise transformative effects on information science. The demonstration that integrated photonics circuits could be made to perform operations that exploit the quantum nature of the photon has turned them into leading candidates for practical quantum information processing technologies. To fully achieve their promise, however, requires research from diverse fields. This focus issue provides a snapshot of some of the areas in which key advances have been made. We are grateful for the contributions from leading teams based around the globe and hope that the degree of progress being made in a challenging and exciting field is apparent from the papers published here.

Original languageEnglish
Article number035016
Number of pages3
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Publication statusPublished - 12 Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • quantum information processing
  • quantum optics
  • integrated photonics circuits


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