2018 Impact factor 2.840

EPJ Quantum Technology: Special Issue on Quantum Metrology & Quantum Enhanced Measurement

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Quantum technologies are one of the major future challenges for research and science, but also a major opportunity for industry with respect to innovation and high technology. Indeed, quantum technologies and devices have already started to have an impact in industry, and several large companies are now developing new quantum devices or have started to integrate already existing devices into their products.

The exploitation of quantum effects in customised systems can lead to devices with superior performance and capabilities for sensing, measuring and imaging. The aim of this special issue is to present cutting-edge research in the context of all these R&D quantum technology domains, as well as to highlight activities aiming to develop the necessary standardisation and metrological infrastructure for the characterisation and certification of the new quantum-based devices.

We invite you to submit articles for this special issue. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Quantum Sensing with Colour Centres
  • Quantum Imaging and Quantum Bio-Imaging
  • Quantum-enhanced measurements in atomic systems
  • Quantum-enhanced measurements in solid state systems
  • Non-Classical light for quantum optical technologies and quantum enhanced measurement
  • Entangled light sources and their characterisation and application
  • Lattice and single trapped ion optical atomic clocks and optical combs
  • Optical fibre link for Clock network Quantum Communication Testbed
  • Technologies and Metrology for QKD
  • Micro- and nanofabrication of quantum devices
  • Josephson Junctions and Circuits
  • Single-electron devices and fermionic quantum optics
  • Quantum Hall effect and magneto-transport measurements
  • Single photon sources and detectors technologies and metrology
  • Entanglement-enhanced measurements and spectroscopy.
  • Quantum opto-mechanical resonators and quantum thermodynamics
  • Quantum electrical transport and current sources
  • Atomic-based sensors, e.g. quantum gravimeters, quantum gyroscopes, etc.
  • Metrology of components for Quantum Computing

Deadline: Submissions are accepted from now until 30 June 2021.

The special issue will be published as a Topical Collection in the framework of the Continuous Article Publication scheme allowing the usual EPJ Quantum Technology fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically by the editors of the Special Issue. Check out the Submission Guidelines for further information on preparing your manuscript.

Guest editors

Ivo Pietro Degiovanni (INRIM & EURAMET EMN-Q)

Sebastien Bize (LNE-SYRTE & EURAMET EMN-Q)

Christopher Chunnilall (NPL & EURAMET EMN-Q)

Hansjoerg Scherer (PTB & EURAMET EMN-Q)

EPJ Quantum Technology is indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) database, one of the major databases of the Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) Web of Science, and has been accepted for indexing in Scopus. Its Impact Factor 2018 is 2.84

EPJ Quantum Technology: Special issue on Quantum Magnetometers

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Quantum sensing of magnetic fields is one of the fast-moving areas of Quantum Technologies. EPJ Quantum Technology welcomes submissions to a special issue on Quantum Magnetometers, devices that utilize a quantum system, coherence and/or entanglement to measure magnetic fields with advanced properties compared to classical devices.

We invite you to submit Research Articles of experimental and theoretical work within the topic of Quantum Magnetometers. Possible subtopics include, but are not limited to:

  • Optically-pumped magnetometers, including those based on cold atoms, hot atomic vapors, and trapped ions.
  • Solid-state quantum magnetometers, including those based on NV centers and superconducting and spin qubits.
  • Applications of quantum magnetometers, including biomedical applications such as brain imaging (magnetoencephalography MEG).
  • Quantum-enhanced techniques including those involving entanglement or squeezing.

Deadline

Submissions of Research Articles are accepted from now until 31 December 2019 . Check out the Submission Guidelines for further information on preparing your manuscript.

Guest editors
Svenja Knappe, University of Colorado Boulder
Kasper Jensen, University of Nottingham

EPJ Quantum Technology is indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) database, one of the major databases of the Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) Web of Science, and has been accepted for indexing in Scopus. It has just been awarded an Impact Factor of 2.436.

EPJ Quantum Technology: Thematic Series on Space Applications of Quantum Technology

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Space-based tests of fundamental physics have a long history, from early tests of general relativity to more recent missions such as gravity probe B and proposed missions to test the equivalence principle (STE-QUEST) and gravitational decoherence (MAQRO). These more recent proposals make extensive use of quantum technologies, from atomic clocks to weak force sensors. Deploying any technology into space pushes specifications to the limit and this will be especially true for quantum-enabled technologies. Recent advances in space technology as developed for experiments such as LISA and LISA Pathfinder have allowed researchers to optimally harness the space environment for quantum experiments.

This thematic series is dedicated to all aspects of space-based quantum technologies from fundamental physics to quantum communication protocols including proposals for new space-based quantum experiments as well as terrestrial experimental tests of new quantum technologies for space deployment

Thematic Series submissions are eligible for a waiver. Please request this during submission and state the reason for the request as "submitting to a Thematic Series”.

Submission Instructions: Before submission, authors should carefully read over the Instructions for Authors, which are located at http://epjquantumtechnology.springeropen.com/submission-guidelines. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the SpringerOpen submission system at https://www.editorialmanager.com/epjq/default.aspx according to the submission schedule. They should choose the correct Thematic Series in the “sections” box upon submitting. In addition, they should specify the manuscript as a submission to the “Thematic Series on Space Applications of Quantum Technology” in the cover letter. All submissions will undergo initial screening by the Guest Editors for fit to the theme of the Thematic Series and prospects for successfully negotiating the review process.

Lead Guest Editor:
Dr. Rainer Kaltenbaek, Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology, Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, Boltzmanngasse 5, A-1090 Vienna, Austria, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Guest Editors:
Prof Dr Markus Aspelmeyer, Quantum Optics, Quantum Nanophysics and Quantum Information, Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, Boltzmanngasse 5, 1090 Vienna, Austria, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dr Rupert Ursin, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Austrian Academy of Sciences Boltzmanngasse 3, A-1090 Vienna, Austria,
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Dr Alexander Ling, Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore, Block S15, 3 Science Drive 2, Singapore 117543,
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Prof Gerard Milburn (Editor-in-Chief), Centre for Engineered Quantum Systems, The University of Queensland, Australia,
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