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Quantum sensors will start a revolution — if we deploy them right

Atoms in a glass vapor cell are excited with laser beams to Rydberg states.

A quantum sensor developed by the US Army in 2020 can detect communications signals over the entire radio-frequency spectrum. Credit: United States Army

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Nature 617, 672-675 (2023)



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Competing Interests

K.B. is co-inventor of US Patent 11,269,111, which relates to the gravity gradiometer mentioned in the article. He is also a shareholder in Delta-G, a spin-off company from the University of Birmingham exploiting this patent, and is on the advisory board for Quantum Exponential, an investment fund aimed at companies focused on quantum sensing.


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