Quantum Interferometry with Bose-Einstein Condensates


Finanziamento del: European Commission  
Calls: FP7-ICT-2011-C
Data inizio: 2011-11-01  Data fine: 2015-07-31
Budget totale: EUR 2.662.833,00  Quota INO del budget totale: EUR 717.294,00
Responsabile scientifico: Smerzi Augusto    Responsabile scientifico per INO: Smerzi Augusto

Sito Web: Visita

Principale Organizzazione/Istituzione/Azienda assegnataria: CNR – Istituto Nazionale di Ottica – UOS di Pisa

altre Organizzazione/Istituzione/Azienda coinvolte:
CNR – Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (INO)
TU-WIEN – Technische Universität Wien
UHEI – Heidelberg University
UNIBAS – University of Basel
UULM – Universität Ulm – Institut für Quanteninformationsverarbeitung

altro personale INO coinvolto:

Fattori Marco

Abstract: The project aims at the realization of a new class of interferometers based on entangled states of atomic Bose-Einstein condensates. These will have sensitivities beyond the shot-noise limit, potentially approaching the ultimate Heisenberg limit dictated by quantum mechanics. Our goal is to achieve an optimal control of the entanglement by means of novel experimental and theoretical tools to fully exploit its capabilities in precision measurements of time, forces, accelerations and electromagnetic fields. A successful completion of this project will disclose a new generation of quantum-enhanced sensors for applications and fundamental physics, and also lead to a better control and exploitation of quantum entanglement for ICT purposes.