Projects are expected to contribute to demonstrate the feasibility of next generation quantum sensing and metrology technologies and devices by showing disruptive progress in the performance, reliability and efficiency and application of such technologies and devices and by enhancing the TRL of all (essential) components necessary to build them.
Proposals should focus on next generation quantum sensors and metrology devices such as for example quantum enhanced spectroscopy and imaging, including entangled and/or superposition-based clocks, quantum opto-mechanical sensing devices, squeezed states of light, point-defects in the solid-state (bulk or 2D materials). They are expected to provide extreme precision and accuracy measurements in many fields, beyond the performance of consumer devices and services, in applications such as for example medical diagnostics and imaging, quantum enhanced spectroscopy and imaging, entangled clocks, inertial sensors, high and quantum opto-mechanical sensing devices, radio-frequency sensing, high-precision navigation and monitoring, ultraprecise time standards in aerospace or information networks, quantum imaging and non-line-of-sight imaging, quantum communications and cryptography relevant for security, communication to future applications in the Internet of Things, hybrid superconducting-magnetic / sensing devices, quantum imaging for material science and microelectronics.
Proposals should address: (i) the development of new methods and techniques to achieve full control over all relevant quantum degrees of freedom and to protect them from environmental noise; and/or (ii) identify correlated quantum states that outperform uncorrelated systems in a noisy environment and methods to prepare them reliably. Proposed work should exploit quantum properties (such as coherence, superposition and entanglement) emerging in quantum systems to improve the performance of the targeted sensors technologies (e.g. in terms of resolution, sensitivity or noise), well beyond the classical limits.
Deadline: 29 March 2023 17:00:00 Brussels time
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