DARPA Names Participants of Effort to Study, Apply Warm Atomic Vapors

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Quantum Physics
Quantum Physics

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected eight teams to conduct research projects that address the limits of atomic vapors in quantum science.

DARPA said Friday that its Science of Atomic Vapors for New Technologies (SaVANT) effort will study how to improve the coherence of warm atomic vapors and determine how they can support DOD's technological pursuits.

Unlike cold atoms, warm atomic vapors do not require laser-cooling but present the challenge of maintaining quantum coherence. 

SaVANT will address this limitation and apply room-temperature atomic vapors to support quantum information science applications, as well as help DOD measure high-sensitivity electric and magnetic fields.

The effort will mainly focus on three approaches: Rydberg electrometry, vector magnetometry and vapor quantum electrodynamics.

The eight SaVANT participants are:

  • ColdQuanta
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Quantum Valley Ideas Laboratories
  • Rydberg Technologies
  • Twinleaf
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Maryland
  • William & Mary


DARPA will announce an additional participant in the coming months.

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