Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Orlando, Florida, United States
15 - 19 April 2018
Conference 10659
Advanced Photon Counting Techniques XII
Wednesday - Thursday 18 - 19 April 2018
This conference is no longer accepting submissions.
Late submissions may be considered subject to chair approval. For more information, please contact Stephanie Kaiser.
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Abstract Due:
9 October 2017

Author Notification:
11 December 2017

Manuscript Due Date:
21 March 2018

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Single photon counting is the ultimate level of sensitivity in optical measurement techniques. There has been continued growing interest in the creation, manipulation, and detection of single photons spurred by emerging applications for which photon counting is an enabling capability. In many cases, these applications involve physical processes in which a very small number of photons—often just one—are available for detection, such as single molecule spectroscopy and ultra-low-light-level imaging. In other instances, it is the quantum properties of a single photon that are exploited, and the broad field of quantum optics, particularly quantum information processing, is critically dependent on the means for controlling and sensing various properties of individual photons.

This conference provides a forum for the presentation of advances in all aspects of the science and technology of single photon counting. The program will emphasize the latest developments in detector technologies capable of sensing single photons, as well as sources capable of generating single photons. A multitude of material systems is used to achieve single photon generation and detection at operating wavelengths that span ultraviolet, visible, infrared, and terahertz regimes, and developments throughout this range of wavelengths are of interest. Associated electronic circuitry and signal processing is often crucial to photon counting instrumentation, and submissions concerning advances in these areas are of great value. Applications and techniques that employ these detectors and sources are the drivers for improved device performance, and the presentation of single photon applications is essential to the program. Submissions covering photon counting theory, metrology, and all other elements of photon counting technology are encouraged.

Original papers are solicited in the following areas:
  • photon counting theory
  • single photon sources
  • detectors for photon counting
  • photomultiplier technologies
  • single photon avalanche diodes (SPADs)
  • superconducting single photon detectors (SSPDs)
  • novel structures/devices for single photon detection
  • electronic circuitry for photon counting detectors
  • signal processing for photon counting
  • technical principles of photon counting
  • photon correlation techniques
  • multidimensional TCSPC
  • photon counting imaging techniques
  • single photon metrology
  • instrumentation for photon counting
  • applications of photon counting
  • fluorescence techniques (FLIM, FRET, FCS)
  • optical tomography
  • quantum optics and quantum information processing
  • quantum cryptography
  • free-space optical communications
  • laser radar for ranging and 3D imaging
  • low-light-level imaging
  • adaptive optics systems
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