FEMTO AAD - FEmtosecond Measurement Technology Options - Advanced Application Demonstrator

Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Project Details


"FEMTO-AAD will play a key role in the UK’s 5 year programme to bring remarkable new concepts in quantum physics out of research labs and into real-world applications. Chronos Technology, TMD Technologies and the University of Bath’s Electronics Engineering and Physics Departments have teamed up to research UK-based hollow core fibre (HCF) manufacturing, a new technique based on quantum physics that promises a generation of highly-accurate clocks. The consortium will also create a unique Advanced Application Demonstrator (AAD) that features an ensemble of Quantum Clocks synchronised to UTC – the world timing standard. As HCF and other new-technology clocks emerge from within FEMTO and the EPSRC Quantum Hub at Birmingham and Strathclyde Universities they will become candidates to be installed in the Demonstrator, taking over from traditional technologies. There they will drive the nation’s critical broadcasting and telecommunications networks with an accuracy and at a cost previously unachievable."
Effective start/end date1/10/1630/11/17


  • Innovate UK


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