Quantum-scale sensors to yield human-scale benefits with new backing from NSF
Compact and robust quantum atomic sensors for timekeeping and inertial sensing
Our group is part of a team that was just awarded a U.S. National Science Foundation’s Quantum Sensing Challenges for Transformational Advances in Quantum Systems (QuSeC-TAQS) program, in collaboration with
the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Professor Jennifer Choy, Mikhail Kats, Mark Saffman and Swamit Tannu).
Compact and robust quantum atomic sensors for timekeeping and inertial sensing: The team will use photonic technologies and ultra-cold atoms to build portable accelerometers and atomic clocks that are rugged enough to be used in harsh environments like space, or in vehicles where GPS is unavailable.