Qubit Enabled Imaging, Sensing, and Metrology


Multi-Qubit Enhanced Sensing and Metrology

Multi-particle quantum coherence and entanglement can be used as a powerful resource to improve imaging, sensing, and metrology beyond the classical limit by exploiting multi-qubit systems. The goal of our multidisciplinary team is to address the major roadblocks that currently hinder quantum sensors from reaching their full potential: the fragility of entangled states and the low fidelity of the control and readout of multi-qubit quantum systems.

With support from the Army Research Office through the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program, we have assembled a truly interdisciplinary team from researchers at MIT, Harvard University, the University of Connecticut, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to overcome these obstacles.

Our collaboration features a tightly-integrated program of theory and experiment with some of the most advanced atomic and solid-state systems,  aimed at developing novel paradigms for multi-qubit enhanced sensing and metrology, leading to practical high-impact applications such as improved atomic clocks and nanoscale magnetic sensors and imagers.