IEEE Washington/Northern Virginia

Sensors Council Chapter



Upcoming event by the IEEE Wash/ NoVA Sensor Council Chapter:

Date and Time: Wed, Dec. 3, 12pm (noon)-1pm (Pizza lunch will be provided)

Place:   Ballston Conference Center, 3811 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 600,  Arlington, VA 22203 (please sign in at the reception and check for room number)

Contact: Jurgen Daniel (, 408-515-0045


Title: Laser-cooled quantum systems for applications in quantum sensing and

Speaker: Dr. Qudsia Quraishi, US Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD


The next frontier in measurement and sensing involves quantum physics. Classical sensing measurements used for precise measurements (magnetic fields, gravity, gravity gradient), navigation (gyroscopes) and timing have
essentially reached a plateau, whereas quantum sensing has gained much interest because of the significant improvement it can provide. Quantum systems can be controlled extremely well and so provide excellent ‘rulers’
for measurements. Additionally, the ability for two quantum systems to be not just related, but inextricably quantum mechanically-entangled with one another allows for quantum networking for ultra-precise measurement
transfer. I will talk about modern quantum sensors and also discuss ARL’s current quantum networking program.



Dr. Qudsia Quraishi is the Team Leader for the Quantum Sciences Group at the Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD. She completed her doctoral work at JILA and NIST, Boulder on the development and applications of ultrafast lasers. She was an Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Fellow at the Joint Quantum Institute, Univ. of Maryland, in the group of Dr. Chris Monroe and worked on ultrafast laser-control of trapped ions. Before starting at ARL she was an ARL National Research Council (NRC) postdoctoral fellow working on neutral-atom quantum control.