Creotech Instruments S.A. is working on the AI-ARTIQ project in a consortium with the University of Warsaw and German-based partners: the Ferdinand Braun Institut (FBH) and QUARTIQ GmbH.
Creotech Instruments teamed up with the Faculty of Physics of the University of Warsaw and Germany’s Ferdinand Braun Institut and QUARTIQ GmbH to work on AI-ARTIQ. Part-financed by the National Center for Research and Development (NCBR), the project will deliver a new laser optimized for quantum technologies being developed in quantum laboratories worldwide. Creotech will contribute the electronic components controlling the laser light. A prototype will be demonstrated in an atom interferometer setup at the Faculty of Physics.
The subject of AI-ARTIQ is the analysis of technical requirements and the design, development, and validation of an innovative control and measurement infrastructure for application in quantum technologies based on cold atoms, spectroscopy, and atom interferometry. In particular, the project aims to develop an integrated laser source offering superior spectral purity parameters.
The new laser module will be compatible with the existing Sinara ecosystem running ARTIQ software. Creotech Instruments S.A. efforts focus on developing electronic modules supporting the operation of the laser and on the assembly, delivery and testing of the electronic components of the control system for the atom interferometer.
The University of Warsaw’s responsibilities involve defining user requirements and laser tests with a full control and measurement setup in operating conditions in a laboratory atom interferometer setup. Germany’s QUARTIQ GmbH is tasked with developing the laser source software for its independent operation and integration in a complete control and measurement setup. The FBH Institute contributes know-how in the field of highly integrated laser sources and the laser module.
The project was launched on 1 April 2020 as part of the Poland – Berlin/Brandenburg partnership.
Total project value: EUR 1,468,000, of which on the Polish side: PLN 2,416,847.13
Funding amount: EUR 1,188,200, of which on the Polish side (NCBR): PLN 2,157,891.45