Detail Project and Funding

Quantum Interferometry with Bose-Einstein Condensates

QIBEC

Funded by: European Commission  
Calls: FP7-ICT-2011-C
Start date: 2011-11-01  End date: 2015-07-31
Total Budget: EUR 2.662.833,00  INO share of the total budget: EUR 717.294,00
Scientific manager: Smerzi Augusto   and for INO is: Smerzi Augusto

Organization/Institution/Company main assignee: CNR – Istituto Nazionale di Ottica – UOS di Pisa

other Organization/Institution/Company involved:
CNR – Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (INO)
CNRS
TU-WIEN – Technische Universität Wien
UHEI – Heidelberg University
UNIBAS – University of Basel
UULM – Universität Ulm – Institut für Quanteninformationsverarbeitung

other INO’s people involved:
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.