macQsimal will contribute to the strategic objectives of the Quantum Technologies Flagship in the sub-domain of Sensing and Metrology. The choice of atomic vapor cells makes coherent quantum processes available to applications: advanced cell-based
sensors optimally exploit single-particle coherence, with the potential to harness also multi-particle quantum coherence for even greater sensitivity. Fabricating such atomic vapor cells as MEMS will allow for high-volume, high-reliability and low-cost deployment of miniaturised, integrated sensors, critical to wide-spread adoption. Through its balanced basic and applied research concept, macQsimal will also address the fundamental questions of quantum-enhancement techniques such as squeezing, entanglement and quantum non-demolition measures to form a basis for scientific breakthroughs of future research.

Key Facts

Funding programme: H2020-FETFLAG-2018-2020
Project Duration: 01/10/2018-30/9/2021
Project Budget: 10.2 million euro
Coordinator: Dr. Jacques Haesler, CSEM SA, Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique SA, Switzerland (CH)

Application Realms

Atomic GHz/THz Sensor & Imager

Optically-Pumped Magnetometer

Atomic Gyroscope

Rydberg-Based Gas Sensor

Atomic Clocks

Who we are

The project consortium includes leading research groups and companies who have been pioneering many of the recent advances in the field of atomic sensing and has been assembled to cover the entire knowledge chain from basic science to industrial deployment.  It is the ultimate goal of macQsimal to develop scientific breakthroughs for atomic quantum metrology and sensing which will establish European leadership in the industry and drive excellence in quantum technologies in line with the strategic objectives of the FET Quantum Technologies Flagship.

A full list of Partners in macQsimal can be found here.