Final symposium

Quantum sensing with hot vapors - macQsimal symposium

21st June 2022

There are multiple ways to disseminate research results. Although the scientific paper is the route par excellence, since it guarantees editorial and peer reviews, as well as a specific scientific community of readers and the inclusion of the manuscript in databases, there are other, well recognised ways to increase the visibility of the research and share the knowledge. One such dissemination means is a scientific conference.

To share with you project results the macQsimal management and communication teams organised “Quantum sensing with hot vapors” symposium which attracted participants from various fields, including academia, research organisations and industry. For those that were not able to join the event, we recorded all sessions which are available below and also on our YouTube channel.


The talks covered a wide spectrum of topics related to quantum sensing technologies, including atomic vapor cells and five key applications addressed by the macQsimal project:

Quantum sensing with hot vapors symposium talks

A full program is available as a pdf. Open here.

The first session about the macQsimal project and vapor cells fabrication included: 

Part 1: The macQsimal project within the Quantum Flagship: general overview and next steps with Dr. Jacques Haesler (CSEM)

Part 2: Atomic vapor cells for Quantum sensors: an overview of the fabrication techniques with Dr. Thomas Overstolz (CSEM) and Dr. Christoph Affolderbach (UNINE)

The second session on atomic clocks included:

Part 1: Progress on a micro-fabricated atomic clock for industry with Dr. Christian Schori (Orolia) and Dr. Jacques Haesler (CSEM)

Part 2: Enhanced microcell atomic clock based on pulsed double-resonance Ramsey interrogation with Dr. Christoph Affolderbach (UNINE)


The third session on atomic gyroscopes included:

Part 1: Atomic gyroscopes for precise positioning with Dr. Janine Riedrich-Möller (BOSCH)

Part 2: Ceramic packaging for photonics with Dr. Markku Lahti (LTCC)

The fourth session on optically-pumped magnetometers included:

Part 1: Optically-pumped magnetometer using miniaturized, mass-producible components with Dr. Kostas Mouloudakis (ICFO)

Part 2: Optical Magnetic Gradiometers based on multipass vapor cells with Dr. Vito Giovanni Lucivero (ICFO)


The fifth session on atomic GHz/THz sensors and imagers included:

Part 1: Towards optical quantum control of Helium-3 nuclear spins with Dr. Matteo Fadel (UNIBAS)

Part 2: Quantum Innovations: exploring spectrum analysis with atomic vapours with Dr. Thomas Ruster (Rohde & Schwarz)

The sixth session on Rydberg-based gas sensors included: 

Part 1: Molecules, the better atoms? with Dr. Robert Löw (STUTT)

Part 2: Towards an optogalvanic flux sensor for nitric oxide based on Rydberg excitations with Fabian Munkes (STUTT)

Part 3: Doppler-free spectroscopy on the A ²Σ+ ← X²Π3/2 transition in nitric oxide with Patrick Kaspar (STUTT)