Quantum engines and instruments

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Integrating the components of a quantum machine into functioning devices

To manipulate the quantum world, we must first understand the fundamental principles of complex multicomponent quantum devices and the instrumentation that measures and governs their operation.

This program develops tools and design approaches that enable complex quantum machines to be pieced together from disparate components. It aims to pioneer a new generation of instruments tailored to the demanding requirements of quantum science, including precision clocks, oscillators and time-bases, and high-speed cryogenic electronics.

In doing this, our researchers will also apply the world-class advances, made through the first iteration of the centre (2011-2017), to a regime of large-scale quantum machines.

Within the quantum engines and instruments program, our research projects include:

  • Demonstrating the limits of quantum thermodynamics and quantum engines using cold atoms with highly configurable potentials
  • Quantum instruments
  • Efficient event-ready entanglement

The EQUS team have demonstrated a simple, readily usable quantum memory, which operates continuously at room temperature and without vacuum, and can store and recall quantum states with comparable performance to the laboratory demonstrations.

Major funding support

Australian Research Council

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present.