Ultracold Gases & Nanophotonics
Quantum Sensing

Quantum Sensing

Inertial sensors and fundamental test in physics

The strontium atom possesses ultra-narrow clock transitions suitable for precision frequency measurements. In addition to time keeping, the community proposed to use these precise optical transitions for fundamental tests of gravity, gravitational wave detection, and the search for dark matter [1]. We contributed to this fantastic enterprise, proposing a new type of inertial sensors with an original interrogation protocol [2]. In this still ongoing project, we are using experimental tools, such as ultra-stable lasers, and optical lattice.

[1]      G. M. Tino et al., “SAGE: A proposal for a space atomic gravity explorer,” Eur. Phys. J. D, vol. 73, no. 11, p. 228, Nov. 2019, doi: 10.1140/epjd/e2019-100324-6.

[2]      T. Zanon-Willette, D. Wilkowski, A. V. Taichenachev, and V. I. Yudin, “Hyper Ramsey-Borde matter-wave interferometry for robust quantum sensors,” ArXiv201203877 Phys. Physicsquant-Ph, Apr. 2021.