(LaserFocusWorld) The MiLiQuant research project (Miniaturized light sources for use in industrial quantum sensors and quantum imaging devices) is a partnership between Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU; Mainz, Germany) and Robert Bosch (Gerlingen, Germany), that aims to help quantum technology to make the leap from scientific research to concrete applications. The goal is to develop miniaturized, frequency- and power-stable beam sources that can also be used outside laboratories. These core technologies are being customized to meet the requirements of specific applications in quantum sensor technology and quantum imaging.
The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) will be supporting the project to the tune of approximately EUR 9.4 million over the next three years to early 2022. Further German partners are Q.ant in Stuttgart, Carl Zeiss in Jena, Nanoscribe in Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, and Paderborn University.