The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will conduct a proposers day through webcast on Feb. 1 to discuss a program that seeks to stabilize quantum coherence amid the presence of disorder, noise and interactions through the addition of a “periodic drive.”
DARPA said Thursday the Driven and Nonequilibrium Quantum Systems program will form groups of experimentalists and theoreticians to create new protocols designed to stabilize quantum coherence in driven systems.
Under the DRINQS program, the teams will conduct proof-of-principle demonstrations of concepts that could result in a 10- to 100-fold performance improvement over standard quantum coherence limits.
“If we can introduce a periodic drive to enable particles to be packaged close together in small spaces at room temperature, while still retaining quantum coherence, we may be able to reproduce the performance of the best sensors, such as atomic clocks and magnetometers, in small and robust devices for military use,” said Ale Lukaszew, DARPA program manager.
DARPA said it expects to post a broad agency announcement for the program on FedBizOpps prior to the webinar.