Technical Conference:
13 – 18 May 2018
15 – 17 May 2018

Emerging Quantum Sensing Techniques and Applications

There has been substantial recent progress in developing novel quantum sensing techniques by building on the latest developments in a diverse range of quantum optics platforms. These new sensors will enable unprecedented scientific inquiries through a combination of enhancing temporal and spatial resolutions, enabling robust and compact sensing devices and through extending the range of conditions over which signals can be detected. For instance, NV-center magnetometers can provide sub-nanometer and sub-millihertz precision, enabling sensing of individual electron spins, and have even been embedded in nanodiamonds for in-situ detection of temperatures at the sub-cellular level. Drawing on research on atomic vapors, entangled atom metrology can reduce noise 100 times below the standard quantum limit. New optomechanical devices will enable compact sensors able to detect minute variations in the gravitational field. The challenges facing this nascent field are two-fold: harnessing quantum phenomena to move sensing beyond classical boundaries, and refining these techniques to the point that they can be taken out of the lab to enable advances in science and industry. This symposium will focus on emerging quantum sensing concepts and implementations, aiming to bring together researchers from across this new field along with potential future beneficiaries of these techniques.



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