Submissions Open: Focus Issue on On-Chip Single-Photon Emitters and Detectors

Galan is a guest editor with Sonia Buckley from NIST for an upcoming focus issue in JPhys Photonics. December 1 submission deadline!

August 1, 2020

Guest Editors

Sonia Buckley NIST, USA
Galan Moody University of California, Santa Barbara, USA



This focus issue welcomes submissions on technologies for on-chip generation and detection of single photons, as well technologies challenges associated with performing photonic quantum optics on an integrated platform. The focus issue welcomes contributions on:

  • Integrated superconducting single photon detectors
  • Integrated avalanche photo-diodes (APDs) for single photon detection
  • Single-photon emitters based on solid-state defects in materials such as Si, SiC, Diamond, GaN, GaP, GaAs etc
  • Single-photon emitters based on quantum dots
  • Single-photon emitters based on other technologies, such as carbon nanotubes or defects in 2D materials and
  • Waveguide-coupled single photon emitters
  • Techniques for efficient coupling of single-photons on chip
  • Techniques for manipulation and measurement of single-photons on chip
  • Heterogeneous integration of materials for quantum optics experiments with single photons

Submission process and deadline for submission

We encourage submissions from all authors whose work fits with the scope of this focus collection. The collection will also feature invited contributions. All focus issue articles are subject to the same review process as regular JPhys Photonics articles. Authors are invited to contact one of the guest editors, or the journal team directly, to discuss the suitability of their work prior to submission.

Articles should be submitted via the Web using our online submission form. Where the form asks for 'Article Type' please select 'Special Issue Article'. Then select 'Focus on On-Chip Single Photon Emitters and Detectors' in the 'Special Issue' drop down box that appears.

The deadline for submissions is 01 December 2020. However, the issue will be left open for submissions for an additional 6 months. JPhys Photonics is able to publish special issues incrementally. This means that articles submitted early will be published as soon as they are accepted and prepared for publication, without being delayed waiting for other papers in the collection. If you are not able to meet the deadline, please let us know.

Article charge

We are happy to offer a full APC waiver to all articles submitted before the end of December 2020. Authors should also be aware of the publication costs (GBP 1600, EUR 1900, USD 2200 (excluding VAT where applicable)) per article (independent of article length). All articles published in JPhys Photonics are completely free to read in perpetuity, and the journal is funded solely by article publication charges. The benefits of open access are the same for focus issue or regular articles. Discounts are available; more information can be found on the Open Access and APC costs page.