The year 2015 marks 80 years since EPR penned their letter describing one of the most counter-intuitive characteristics of quantum mechanics, that distant measurements can influence the character of local quantum states. In reaction, and in the same year, Schrödinger generalized their notion and introduced the term 'steering' to describe it. The EPR paper prompted a vigorous response from Bohr, and the debate eventually lead to the work of John Bell which established quantitative methods for testing possible completions to quantum mechanics.
Recently, the phenomenon now called EPR-steering has been formalized following the work of Bell and in modern quantum-information language, and identified as a type of quantum nonlocality intermediate between Bell nonlocality and entanglement. This has led to important fundamental results as well as novel applications in quantum information and quantum communication.
To celebrate this milestone, Journal of the Optical Society of America B will offer a feature issue including contributions from groups actively studying Einstein, Podolsky, and Rosen (EPR) steering. This feature issue is also open to all outside contributions in this area.
The scope of the feature issue will be on the theory and applications of EPR-steering. This includes theoretical development on tests of the EPR paradox, experimental demonstrations of EPR- steering inequalities, as well as the use of EPR-steering for practical applications. Additionally, we hope to solicit work which provides new measures of EPR-steerability, and examine EPR-steering in diverse physical settings.
Manuscripts must be prepared according to the usual standards for submission to JOSA B; see the Information for Contributors in any printed issue or the OSA Style Guide. Manuscripts must also be uploaded through OSA's electronic submission system. All manuscripts must be submitted to the JOSA B. Please specify that the manuscript is for the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Paradox feature (choose from the feature issue drop-down menu).