quantum sensing

Utilizing quantum resources such as entanglement, quantum interference (also known as superposition), discrete states, and coherence, it is possible to measure changes in atoms with a tremendous degree of precision. For this reason, data acquisition at the atomic level has the potential to offer enormous advantages in terms of measurement accuracy. If we can extract information from individual atoms instead of collecting it from large collections of atoms (as is common in classical physics), we can overcome the limitations inherent in many conventional measurement methods.  

In a wide variety of areas of life, new quantum metrology technologies are allowing the development of new technical devices, some of which were previously unthinkable. These are mostly characterized by the fact that they are exponentially more accurate and efficient and thus increase productivity on the basis of better data and higher reliability through insensitivity to electromagnetic interference. The limits of the previously feasible are being pushed to unimagined heights by means of modern quantum sensor technology.

Quantum sensing is just about to open up disruptive new possibilities in computer technology, telecommunications, cyber security, medicine, geology, aviation, autonomous driving, climatology, weather forecasting, environmental management, space exploration, energy management, and, of course, defense. We at cronologic see ourselves confronted in particular with an enormously increased demand for the high-performance TDCs and ADCs from our program. Only these can meet the increased requirements for data acquisition systems and fully exploit the performance of modern quantum sensor technology.

Learn about quantum-based sensors such as NV centers in diamonds, atom and ion traps, nanowire arrays, SQUIDs, and quantum Hall effect sensors in our article.


This text was updated on: 
September 1, 2023
author: Uwe Thomaschky
Uwe Thomaschky
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