One-Shot Magnetometer

Lead Research Organisation: University of Glasgow
Department Name: School of Physics and Astronomy


The unprecedented precision and reproducibility of atomic quantum states makes them ideal inertial sensors. This project will use the precession of atomic spin polarisation to measure the magnitude and alignment of an external magnetic field. Unlike conventional atomic magnetometers which require the time-dependent detection of this precession, we will illuminate an atomic vapour with vector vortex light to obtain a spatially varying signal from which we can determine the magnetic field. The project combines exploration of fundamental vectorial light-matter interaction, state-of-the-art light shaping and the development of a compact quantum technological instrument, closely aligned with the EPSRC quantum technology theme. The project is supported by the Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics as part of a QuantIC studentship.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/R513222/1 01/10/2018 30/09/2023
2488839 Studentship EP/R513222/1 06/01/2020 07/11/2023 Mustafa Anwer Al Khafaji