WGs / MC / Textbook Meeting and Topical Meeting on Single Quantum Emitters


Location: INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Braga, Portugal

Dates: October 3-6, 2017

Contact: Dr. Jana B. Nieder, jana.nieder ♦ inl • int


Registration and Abstracts:

For registration to either of the events it is obligatory to register via the online platform:


Additionally, please submit the following completed Template(s) to: abstract_SQE2017@inl.int :

For 3./4. October 2017 - WGs / MC / Textbook Meetings: Template 1 for the registration to take part in the COST Action Management Committee (MC), Working Groups (WGs) and Textbook Meetings

and / or

For 5./6. October 2017 - Topical Workshop on Single Quantum Emitters: Template 2 for the Abstract Submission for talk or poster contributions, as well as for registration for the workshop.

Deadline: Tuesday, September 12, 2017


NEW: The Programme for the Topical Meeting can be downloaded here: Program-Braga-website.pdf





This Meeting will be the final comprehensive meeting of the COST Action MP1302 Nanospectroscopy.

The final Management Committee Meeting and Working Groups 1-4 Meetings will be integrated in the Meeting.

The Textbook Team will convene to finalize the submission of the textbook draft.

The Topical Meeting on "Single Emitters for quantum information devices" shall bring together international scientists from in- and outside the COST Action to discuss novel technologies and findings in the context of single quantum emitters , which form the foundation of the emerging second quantum revolution. The topics covered include, but are not restricted to:

  • Fabrication and Characterization of (luminescent) Impurities in 2D materials
  • Single emitters and interactions with cavities, plasmonics, surface waves, meta-materials, etc.
  • Integration of single emitters in quantum information devices
  • Single emitter sources and interdisciplinary applications e.g. in super-resoultion microscopy for life science applications, etc.

A Laboratory Tour of the INL Facilities will be offered as part of the program.


Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  • Cristina Flors, IMDEA nanoscience, Madrid, Spain
  • Ronen Rapaport, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Ruth Oulton, University oif Bristol, UK
  • Alper Kiraz, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Julien Houel, University Lyon, France
  • John Rarity, University of Bristol, UK
  • Alfred Meixner, University of Tuebingen, Germany
  • Andreas Schell, ICFO, Spain
  • Paulo Ferreira, INL, Portugal


Preliminary overall Programme overview *** Updated overview of the textbook/WG/MC Meetings (in Room "Tejo"):



Program of the Topical Meeting SQE:


4th October 2017

16:00 - 17:00 Registration and Welcoming

17:00 – 18:00 Lab tour to the INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory

5th October 2017

09:30 Opening, Jana Nieder, INL Braga

09:45 Ronen Rapaport, Hebrew University, Israel - Quantum-light harvesting from room temperature nano-emitters using nano-antennas

10:35 Monika Fleischer, University of Tübingen, Germany - Overview of the COST Action Nanospectroscopy

10:45 Monika Fleischer, University of Tübingen, Germany - Single quantum dots coupled to plasmonic nanocones

11:10 Coffee break

11:40 Alfred Meixner, University of Tübingen, Germany - Controlling the luminescence properties of single molecules embedded in a hal-wavelength Fabry-Perot microresonator

12:05 Christiane Hoeppener, University of Jena, Germany - Exploiting optical antennas for mapping mechano-chemical correlations of membrane proteins

12:30-14:15 Lunch

14:15 Ruth Oulton, University of Bristol, UK - Quantum dots for quantum switching and quantum networks

15:05 Andreas Schell, ICFO Barcelona, Spain - Understanding the emission properties of defects in hBN and their photonic integration

15:30 Martin Lopez Garcia, INL Braga - Bloch surface wave photonics for single emitters in 2D materials

15:55 Coffee break

16:25 John Rarity, University of Bristol, UK - NV center and quantum information technology

16:45 Ulrich Fischer, University of Münster, Germany - Non-destructive optoelectronic detection of photons by strongly confined transfer of photon spin to electron angular momentum

17:10 Port and Poster Session.

19:30 Networking Dinner

6th October 2017

09:30 Cristina Flors, IMDEA Madrid, Spain - Hybrid nanoscopy of hybrid nanomaterials

10:20 Thomas Exlager, INL Braga - Advanced optical characterization of carbon-dots

10:45 Julien Houel, University of Lyon, France - Power-law blinking down to the microsecond timescale

11:10 Coffee break

11:40 Anke Horneber, University of Tübingen, Germany - Combining time-correlated single photon counting and apertureless SNOM to investigate quantum dots

12:05 Paulo Ferreira, INL Brage / University of Texas Austin, USA - Aberration-corrected TEM/STEM solutions coupled with EELS for understanding 2D materials

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Alper Kiraz, Kic University, Turkey - Some applications in micro- and nano-photonics using optofluidic resonators and single molecule tracking

14:50 Juan Pastor, University of Valencia, Spain - All-optical fiber Hanbury Brown & Twiss interferometer to study single photon emission of InAs quantum dots at telecom wavelengths

15:15 Ricardo Ribeiro, University of Minho, Portugal - Ab initio calculations of the optical properties of 2D materials

15:40 Coffee break & Posters

16:40 Bernd Sondheime, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany - Single emitters in hexagonal boron nitride as future platform for quantum information processing?

17:05 Jana Nieder, INL Braga - Closing