Next-generation N-photon sources overcome random emission
Single-photon sources are light sources that emit light as single particles or photons that are of significant interest in quantum imaging, sensing and information processing. However, as on-demand single-photon emission is random, it may not be sufficient for other applications, including quantum metrology and lithography, super-resolution microscopy and medical imaging. These applications would rather require deterministic sources that emit a certain number of photons. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the DEMONS project plans to develop a high-fidelity N-photon quantum light source. In particular, researchers will leverage light–matter interactions between molecules and an open-access, scannable and tuneable microcavity at cryogenic temperature to create exotic quantum states that will emit multiple photons.
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- natural sciencesphysical sciencesopticsmicroscopysuper resolution microscopy
- engineering and technologyelectrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineeringelectronic engineeringcomputer hardwarequantum computers
- engineering and technologymedical engineeringdiagnostic imaging
- natural sciencesphysical sciencestheoretical physicsparticle physicsphotons