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Journal of the Optical Society of America B Feature Announcement

Miniaturization in photonics and optoelectronics for quantum sensors

Submission Opens: 1 September 2020
Submission Deadline: 1 October 2020

Quantum sensors for timing and field sensing applications demonstrate unrivaled performance but are limited by their size, weight, power, and cost. Progress is restricted by the lack of standardized, ruggedized, and compact component technology. The purpose of this feature issue is to present cutting-edge progress in this field by bringing together new achievements in monolithic, heterolithic, or discrete hybrid integration of photonic and electro-optic components and systems, and by describing their enabling role in quantum sensor technologies. This includes components and systems for high impact sensor applications such as inertial sensors, gravimeters, magnetometers, electric field sensors, optical clocks, frequency standards, and timing devices, specifically for applications outside of the laboratory. Breakthroughs and the current state of the art regarding portability and miniaturization approaches in photonics and opto-electronics for quantum technologies are welcome.

Specific topics to be covered include but are not limited to:

  • Monolithic, heterolithic, and discrete hybrid integration approaches
  • Compact ultra-narrow linewidth lasers
  • Compact frequency combs
  • Compact widely tunable diode lasers
  • Compact electro-optical and acousto-optical modulators
  • Laser system engineering for quantum sensor applications
  • Hardware and software for robust control concepts and automation
  • Laser systems in quantum sensing applications outside the laboratory

All papers need to present original, previously unpublished work, and will be subject to the normal standards and peer-review process of the journal. Manuscripts must be prepared according to the usual guidelines for submission to JOSA B and must be uploaded through OSA's electronic submission system. When submitting, please specify that the manuscript is for the Miniaturization in photonics and optoelectronics for quantum sensors feature issue (choose from the drop-down menu).

Feature Issue Guest Editors:
  • Markus Krutzik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany (Lead Editor)
  • David Aveline, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California, USA
  • Claus Braxmaier, Universität Bremen, DLR Institute for Space Systems, Germany
  • Jennifer Hastie, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • Andreas Wicht, Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik, Germany
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