The development of quantum-enabled photonic technologies has opened new avenues for advanced illumination across diverse fields, including sensing, computing, materials, and integration. This review highlights how Quantum-enhanced sensing and imaging exploit nonclassical correlations to attain unprecedented accuracy in chaotic environments. As well as guaranteeing secure communications, quantum cryptography, protected by physical principles, ensures unbreakable cryptographic key exchange. As quantum computing speed increases exponentially, previously unimplementable uses for classical computers become feasible. On-chip integration enables the mass production of quantum photonic components for pervasive applications by facilitating miniaturization and scalability. A powerful and flexible platform is produced when classical and quantum systems are combined. Quantum spin liquids and other topological materials can maintain their quantum states while subject to decoherence. Despite challenges with decoherence, production, and commercialization, quantum photonics is an exciting new area of study that promises lighting techniques impossible with conventional optics. To realize this promise, researchers from several fields must work together to solve complex technical problems and decode fundamental physics. Finally, advances in quantum-enabled photonics have the potential to evolve quantum photonic devices and cutting-edge imaging methods and usher in a new age of lighting options based on quantum dots.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2300414
JournalAdvanced Quantum Technologies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2024


  • illumination engineering
  • quantum communication
  • quantum computing
  • quantum photonics
  • quantum sensing


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