Detail Project and Funding

Ultra-stable optical oscillators from quantum coherent and entrangled systems – Oscillatori ottici ultra-precisi basati su coerenza e correlazioni quantistiche


Funded by: European Commission  
Start date: 2018-06-01  End date: 2021-05-31
Total Budget: EUR 1.794.957,75  INO share of the total budget: EUR 55.000,00
Scientific manager: Filippo Levi   and for INO is: Smerzi Augusto

Organization/Institution/Company main assignee: Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica

other Organization/Institution/Company involved:
ICFO Fundacio Institut de Ciences Fotoniques
KU Kobenhavns Universitet
LUH Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universitaet Hannover
NPL Management Limited (UK)
OBSPARIS Observatoire de Paris
PTB Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt – Germany
UDUR University of Durham
UMK Uniwersytet Mikolaja Kopernika w Toruniu

other INO’s people involved:

Abstract: The overall objective of this project is to realize a new generation of ultra-stable optical oscillators which take advantage of quantum technologies. This implies a knowledge transfer in theoretical and experimental quantum manipulation from quantum optics and quantum computing, to the optical frequency metrology field. While the application of quantum measurement strategies in atomic clocks and sensors via multi-particle and light-matter interactions is at the proof-of-principle stage, this JRP will implement and further develop state-of-the-art quantum measurement strategies on optical oscillators of metrological relevance. It will impact on metrology and sensing with cold atomic systems and optical devices, as well as in those techniques used in scalable quantum information processing and simulation