Special Issue "Single Photon Technologies"

Applied Sciences — Open Access Journal

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Guest Editor
Prof. Ivan Rech (ivan.rech@polimi.it)
Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20132, Milan, Italy
Interests: single photon avalanche diode; device and modeling; high time resolution electronics for time correlated single photon counting; single photon counting and timing applications

Guest Editor
Dr. Giulia Acconcia (giulia.acconcia@polimi.it)
Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano, 20132, Milan, Italy
Interests: single photon timing applications; integrated electronics

Special Issue Information

In parallel with the SPW 2019, this special issue was created to give the opportunity to collect the contributions of this conference. The submission of the works to this special issue is completely optional and is not limited exclusively to the works accepted in the Single Photon Workshop 2019.

Papers are solicited in the following areas:
● Single-photon detectors: devices, circuits, and systems to achieve single-photon sensitivity;
● Single-photon sources: materials, schemes, and architectures to generate and control light emission at single photon level;
● Applications: single-photon technologies for scientific and industrial applications, from ground to space and from life science to quantum information processing;
● Metrology: validation techniques and instrumentation to prove single-photon generation and acquisition.

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Applied Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI’s English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

This special issue belongs to the section “Optics and Lasers”.
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 May 2020.

Deadline for manuscript submission