Proceedings of the Royal Society A
An Australian-led review has summarised our modern understanding of the photon - a tiny bundle of light energy - which underpins our interpretation of the quantum world. The two authors describe new technologies which are based on a using a single photon, with an emphasis on how light is being used to interact with mechanical systems.
The University of Queensland
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Last updated: Thu 3 Nov 2016
The Royal Society
Review - Quantum optics with one or two photons
The concept of a photon is central to our understanding of the quantum world. We summarise our modern understanding of a photon and describe a number of new technologies based on single photon states of light with an emphasis on optomechanical systems.