La Rivista del Nuovo Cimento
Year 2019 - Issue 4 - April
Nanoscale quantum optics
Authors: I. D'Amico, D. G. Angelakis, F. Bussières, H. Caglayan, C. Couteau, T. Durt, B. Kolaric, P. Maletinsky, W. Pfeiffer, P. Rabl, A. Xuereb, M. Agio
Published online 7 May 2019
Abstract: Nanoscale quantum optics explores quantum phenomena in nanophotonics systems for advancing fundamental knowledge in nano and quantum optics and for harnessing the laws of quantum physics in the development of new photonics-based technologies. Here, we review recent progress in the field with emphasis on four main research areas: Generation, detection, manipulation and storage of quantum states of light at the nanoscale, nonlinearities and ultrafast processes in nanostructured media, nanoscale quantum coherence, cooperative effects, correlations and many-body physics tailored by strongly confined optical fields. The focus is both on basic developments and technological implications, especially concerning information and communication technology, sensing and metrology, and energy efficiency.