Special Issue "Tailored Materials for Quantum Technologies"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Theory and Simulation of Nanostructures".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2022) | Viewed by 3224

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Institute of Quantum OIiptics, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany
Interests: diamond quantum sensing and imaging; optimal coherent control for sensing with diamond spin qubits; solid state quantum information and quantum simulation; light matter quantum interface; diamond material science; quantum-enhanced chemical analysis on a chip

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Materials are playing pivotal role in development of new technologies. Rapid development of quantum technologies including quantum information, communication and sensing is based on successful realization of novel tailored nanomaterials allowing to explore entanglement and coherence as a resource. These materials include solid state qubits, single photon sources and platforms for sensing and metrology. Quantum materials developed during last decade allow to accomplish simultaneously readout, coherent control of solid-state qubits and their isolation form environment. Platforms that were developed in this context include wide band gap hosts with engineered color centers (diamond, silicon carbide), phosphor dopants in silicon,  semiconductor quantum dots, two dimensional materials and hybrid materials bringing together different material platforms with complementary functionalities.

Advanced fabrication technique like nanostructuring is playing essential role in this field. Synthesis of ultrapure materials and isotopic engineering of materials is essential for spin-based qubits. Another key element is the ability to engineer single dopants with high spatial resolution. Top down approaches like ion implantation can be complemented with bottom up techniques allowing to assemble qubits using chemical or physical interactions.  New methods allowing characterization of materials and interfaces with high sensitivity will become crucial.  Many material platforms were discovered empirically, but new development of modeling of material properties allow to predict and design quantum materials.

The aim of this special issue is to report recent development of advanced material platforms for quantum technologies including materials synthesis, their theoretical modelling and experimental demonstrations of applications in quantum science and technologies. It is envisaged to cover the wide range of technologies including quantum sensing, quantum metrology, quantum communications and quantum computing. 

Prof. Dr. Fedor Jelezko
Guest Editor

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  • quantum materials
  • single ion implantation
  • modelling of materials
  • nanofabrication
  • isotopic engeneering
  • quantum sensing
  • quantum metrology
  • quantum information processing
  • single photon sources
  • quantum communication
  • quantum simulation
  • single ion implantation

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Tailoring the Emission Wavelength of Color Centers in Hexagonal Boron Nitride for Quantum Applications
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(14), 2427; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12142427 - 15 Jul 2022
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Optical quantum technologies promise to revolutionize today’s information processing and sensors. Crucial to many quantum applications are efficient sources of pure single photons. For a quantum emitter to be used in such application, or for different quantum systems to be coupled to each [...] Read more.
Optical quantum technologies promise to revolutionize today’s information processing and sensors. Crucial to many quantum applications are efficient sources of pure single photons. For a quantum emitter to be used in such application, or for different quantum systems to be coupled to each other, the optical emission wavelength of the quantum emitter needs to be tailored. Here, we use density functional theory to calculate and manipulate the transition energy of fluorescent defects in the two-dimensional material hexagonal boron nitride. Our calculations feature the HSE06 functional which allows us to accurately predict the electronic band structures of 267 different defects. Moreover, using strain-tuning we can tailor the optical transition energy of suitable quantum emitters to match precisely that of quantum technology applications. We therefore not only provide a guide to make emitters for a specific application, but also have a promising pathway of tailoring quantum emitters that can couple to other solid-state qubit systems such as color centers in diamond. Full article
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