Quantum Optics, what next?

In a short paper [Nature Photonics 11, 18 (2017)], J. I Cirac and H. J Kimble discuss the past and the future of Quantum Optics, mainly in connection with Quantum Technologies.

We predict that quantum
optics will be basic to every emerging
quantum technology, either for quantum
‘wiring’ between quantum devices, or
for the implementation of functions and
connections within quantum devices. And
while it is difficult to make predictions
about the future, we feel certain — within
the requisite quantum uncertainty —
that quantum optics will continue to
play a founding role in the development
of quantum technologies over the
coming years.