Matter-wave Atomic Gradiometer Interferometric Sensor (MAGIS-100)

Jiang Yijun Jiang, Mahiro Abe, Philip Adamson, Marcel Borcean, Daniela Bortoletto, Kieran Bridges, Samuel P. Carman, Swapan Chattopadhyay, Jonathon Coleman, Noah M. Curfman, Kenneth Derose, Tejas Deshpande, Savas Dimopoulos, Christopher J. Foot, Josef C. Frisch, Benjamin E. Garber, Steve Geer, Valerie Gibson, Jonah Glick, Peter W. GrahamSteve R. Hahn, Roni Harnik, Leonie Hawkins, Sam Hindley, Jason M. Hogan*, Yijun Jiang, Mark A. Kasevich, Ronald J. Kellett, Mandy Kiburg, Tim Kovachy, Joseph D. Lykken, John March-Russell, Jeremiah Mitchell, Martin Murphy, Megan Nantel, Lucy E. Nobrega, Robert K. Plunkett, Surjeet Rajendran, Jan Rudolph, Natasha Sachdeva, Murtaza Safdari, James K. Santucci, Ariel G. Schwartzman, Ian Shipsey, Hunter Swan, Linda R. Valerio, Arvydas Vasonis, Yiping Wang, Thomas Wilkason

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MAGIS-100 is a next-generation quantum sensor under construction at Fermilab that aims to explore fundamental physics with atom interferometry over a 100 m baseline. This novel detector will search for ultralight dark matter, test quantum mechanics in new regimes, and serve as a technology pathfinder for future gravitational wave detectors in a previously unexplored frequency band. It combines techniques demonstrated in state-of-the-art 10-meter-scale atom interferometers with the latest technological advances of the world's best atomic clocks. MAGIS-100 will provide a development platform for a future kilometer-scale detector that would be sufficiently sensitive to detect gravitational waves from known sources. Here we present the science case for the MAGIS concept, review the operating principles of the detector, describe the instrument design, and study the detector systematics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number044003
JournalQuantum Science and Technology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2021


  • atom interferometry
  • gravitational wave detection
  • quantum sensor
  • ultralight dark matter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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