Quantum Optics and Nanophotonics

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Claude Fabre, Vahid Sandoghdar, Nicolas Treps, Leticia F. Cugliandolo
Oxford University Press, 2017 - Science - 455 pages
Over the last few decades, the quantum aspects of light have been explored and major progress has been made in understanding the specific quantum aspects of the interaction between light and matter. The domain of classical optics has recently seen many exciting new developments, especially in the areas of nano-optics, nano-antennas, metamaterials, and optical cloaking. Approaches based on single-molecule detection and plasmonics have provided new avenues for exploring light-matter interaction at the nanometre scale. All these topics have in common a trend to consider and use smaller and smaller objects, down to the micrometre, nanometre, and even atomic range. The summer school held in Les Houches in July 2013 treated all these subjects lying at the frontier between nanophotonics and quantum optics, in a series of lectures given by world experts

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Claude Fabre, Professor, Sorbonne University, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, Vahid Sandoghdar, Professor, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Nicolas Treps, Professor, Sorbonne University, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, Leticia F. Cugliandolo, Professor, Sorbonne University, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris

Claude Fabre specializes in quantum optics, on the generation and characterization of non-classical states of light, study of quantum correlations and entanglement in light, applications to quantum information processing and quantum metrology. He is Professor at the Kastler Brossel Laboratory, Pierre and Marie Curie University, and has been a senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France since 2007. He is the former Director of Research at CNRS, served as President of the Societe Francaise d'Optique, and was Editor in Chief of the European Physical Journal D. He is a recipient of the Fabry de Gramont prize for his research.

Vahid Sandoghdar's research focuses on the interaction of light and matter at the nanometer scale and covers fields ranging from quantum optics, plasmonics, high-resolution optical microscopy, and condensed matter physics to biophysics. He is Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen. He has held the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship at Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg and is a recipient of an Advanced ERC Grant. During his earlier professorship at Eidgenossischen Technischen Hochschule (ETH) Zurich, he founded the Network of Optical Sciences (optETH) and the Zurich Center for Imaging Science and Technology (CIMST) at ETH.

Nicolas Trepps is Professor at Pierre and Marie Curie University, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, where his research centers on quantum metrology and quantum information with optical frequency. He is a recipient of an ERC starting grant, was awarded the Fabry-de Gramont Prize of the French Optical Society, and is a junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France. He has been awarded the Jean Jerphagnon Prize in 2013 for successfully transferring fundamental research to industry, in recognition of his founding of the start-up company CAILabs. He held a postdoctoral fellowship at Australian National University for his work on quantum information and high sensitivity optical measurement beyond the standard quantum limit.

Leticia Cugliandolo is Professor at Pierre and Marie Curie University, where she works on statistical physics and field theory with applications to soft and hard condensed matter. She has written more than 130 scientific papers, and has been a coeditor of the Les Houches book series since 2007, when she assumed the directorship of the Les Houches Summer School of Physics.