Probing fundamental physics with spin-based quantum sensors

Derek F. Jackson Kimball*, Dmitry Budker, Timothy E. Chupp, Andrew A. Geraci, Shimon Kolkowitz, Jaideep T. Singh, Alexander O. Sushkov

*Corresponding author for this work

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The applications of spin-based quantum sensors to measurements probing fundamental physics are surveyed. Experimental methods and technologies developed for spin-based quantum information science have rapidly advanced in recent years and these tools enable increasingly precise control and measurement of spin dynamics. Theories of beyond-the-standard-model physics predict, for example, discrete-symmetry-violating electromagnetic moments correlated with particle spins, exotic spin-dependent forces, and coupling of spins to ultralight bosonic dark-matter fields. Spin-based quantum sensors can be used to search for these myriad phenomena and offer a methodology for tests of fundamental physics that is complementary to particle colliders and large-scale particle detectors. Areas of technological development that can significantly enhance the sensitivity of spin-based quantum sensors to new physics are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number010101
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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