Seminar über Quanten-, Atom- und Neutronenphysik (QUANTUM)

April 22, 2021 at 2 p.m. only via Zoom

Prof. Dr. Peter van Loock
Institut für Physik

Dr. Lars von der Wense
Institut für Physik

Quantum Enhanced Sensing in Fundamental Physics Experiments
Prof. Dr. Konrad Lehnert (JILA, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA)

Can emerging quantum information technologies, in some way, improve or enhance searches for fundamental physical phenomena? Indeed, the use of optical squeezing in gravitational wave observatories is a beautiful example that they can. In addition to this one prominent example, the search for dark matter may offer several other near-term experiments that can, and perhaps must, use enhanced quantum sensing methods. In particular detail, I’ll discuss the case of searching for a hypothetical dark matter particle known as the axion and accelerating the search using quantum squeezing approaches.