QIBEC - Publications

Latest published articles within the QIBEC project:


  1. Wasak T.J.Chwedenczuk, Pezzé L., Smerzi A., Optimal measurements in phase estimation: simple examples,
    arXiv:1310.2844, 2013

  2. R.Schmied, Quantum State Tomography of a Single Qubit: Comparison of Methods,
    arXiv:1407.4759, 2014

  3. Pelisson S., Pezzé L., Smerzi A., Nonlocality with ultracold atoms in a lattice,
    arXiv:1505.02902, 2015

  4. Ciampini M., Smagnolo N., Vitelli C.Pezzé L., Smerzi A., Sciarrino F., Quantum-enhanced multiparameter estimation in multiarm interferometers,
    arXiv:1507.07814, 2015

  5. K.Pawłowski, J.Estève, J.Reichel, A.Sinatra, Limits of atomic entanglement by cavity-feedback: from weak to strong coupling,
    arXiv:1507.07512, 2015

  6. Gabbrielli M., Pezzé L., Smerzi A., Spin-mixing Interferometry with Bose-Einstein Condensates, Phys.Rev.Lett.(in press)
    arXiv:1503.08582, 2015


  1. I.Stroescu, D.B.Hume, M.K.Oberthaler, Double-well atom trap for fluorescence detection at the Heisenberg limit,
    Phys. Rev. A 91, 013412, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.91.013412

  2. Pezzé L., Hyllus P., Smerzi A., Phase-sensitivity bounds for two-mode interferometers,
    Phys.Rev.A, 91, 032103, 2015, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.91.032103

  3. Buonsante P., Pezzé L., Smerzi A., Interacting bosons in a disordered lattice: Dynamical characterization of the quantum phase diagram,
    Phys.Rev.A, 91, 031601(R), 2015, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.91.031601

  4. Paise J., Luecke B., Pezzé L., Deuretzbacher F., Ertmer W.,Arlt J., Smerzi A., Santos L., Klempt C., Interaction-free measurements by quantum Zeno stabilization of ultracold atoms,
    Nature Communications, 2015, 6, DOI:10.1038/ncomms7811

  5. G.Barontini, L.Hohmann, F.Haas, J.Esteve, J.Reichel, Deterministic Generation of Multiparticle Entanglement by Quantum Zeno Dynamics,
    Science, 2015, 18 September 2015: Vol.349 no. 6254 pp. 1317-1321, DOI:10.1126/science.aaa0754


  1. Diego Martín-Cano, Harald R. Haakh, Karim Murr, and Mario Agio
    Large Suppression of Quantum Fluctuations of Light from a Single Emitter by an Optical Nanostructure

    Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 263605 – Published 31 December 2014(2014)

  2. M. Landini, M. Fattori, L. Pezze' and A. Smerzi
    Phase-noise protection in quantum-enhanced differential interferometry

    New J. Phys. 16, 113074 (2014)

  3. F. Haas, J. Volz, R. Gehr, J. Estève & J. Reichel
    Entangled states of more than 40 atoms in an optical fiber cavity.

    Science 344, 180 (2014)

  4. S. van Frank, A. Negretti, T. Berrada, R. Bucker, S. Montangero, J.-F. Schaff, T. Schumm, T. Calarco, and J. Schmiedmayer
    Interferometry with non-classical motional states of a Bose–Einstein condensate

    Nature Communications 5, 4009 (2014)

  5. H. Strobel, W. Muessel, D. Linnemann, T. Zibold, D.B. Hume, L. Pezzè, A. Smerzi, M.K. Oberthaler
    Fisher information and entanglement of non-Gaussian spin states

    Science 345, 424 (2014)

  6. W. Muessel, H. Strobel, D. Linnemann, D. B. Hume, and M. K. Oberthaler
    Scalable Spin Squeezing for Quantum-Enhanced Magnetometry with Bose-Einstein Condensates

    Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 103004 (2014)

  7. W.Li ,T.He, Smerzi A., Multimode Kapitza-Dirac Interferometry with Trapped Cold Atoms,
    Phys.Rev.Lett., 113, 0230032014, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.023003

  8. A.V.Lebedev, P.Treutlein, G.Blatter, Sequential quantum-enhanced measurement with an atomic ensemble,
    Phys.Rev.A, 89, 012118,2014, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.89.012118


  1. T. Langen, R. Geiger, M. Kuhnert, B. Rauer & J. Schmiedmayer
    Local emergence of thermal correlations in an isolated quantum many-body systems

    Nature Physics 9, 640–643 (2013) doi:10.1038/nphys2739
  1. H. Kurkjian, K. Pawłowski, A. Sinatra, and P. Treutlein
    Spin squeezing and Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen entanglement of two bimodal condensates in state-dependent potentials

    Phys. Rev. A 88, 043605 (2013)

  2. C.F. Ockeloen, R. Schmied, M.F. Riedel, and P. Treutlein
    Quantum Metrology with a Scanning Probe Atom Interferometer

    Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 143001 (2013)

  3. T. Berrada, S. van Frank, R. Bücker, T. Schumm, J.-F. Schaff and Schmiedmayer J.
    Integrated Mach–Zehnder interferometer for Bose–Einstein condensates

    Nature Communications 4, 2077 (2013)

  4. P. Buonsante, L. Orefice and A. Smerzi
    Dynamic phase diagram for the quantum phase model

    Phys. Rev. A 87, 063620 (2013)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.87.063620

  5. Xue-Wen Chena, Ahmad Mohammadib, Amir Hossein Baradaran Ghasemic & Mario Agio
    Ultrafast coherent nanoscopy

    Molecular Physics: An International Journal at the Interface Between Chemistry and Physics, Volume 111, Issue 20, 2013
    DOI: 10.1080/00268976.2013.821537

  6. Xue-Wen Chen, Vahid Sandoghdar, and Mario Agio
    Coherent Interaction of Light with a Metallic Structure Coupled to a Single Quantum Emitter: From Superabsorption to Cloaking

    Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 153605 (2013)

  7. J. Chwedenczuk, F. Piazza, A. Smerzi
    A Multi-path Interferometer with Ultracold Atoms Trapped in an Optical Lattice

    Phys. Rev. A 87, 033607 – Published 5 March 2013
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.87.033607

  8. Elke Neu, Mario Agio, and Christoph Becher
    Photophysics of single silicon vacancy centers in diamond: mplications for single photon emission
    Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 18, pp. 19956-19971 (2012)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.88.043605

  9. F.Piazza, Lee A. Collins, A. Smerzi
    Critical velocity for a toroidal Bose-Einstein condensate flowing through a barrier

    J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 46 (2013) 095302
  10. DOI: 10.1088/0953-4075/46/9/095302

  11. A. N. Wenz, G. Zürn, S. Murmann, I. Brouzos, T. Lompe, S. Jochim
    From Few to Many: Observing the Formation of a Fermi Sea One Atom at a Time

    Science 25 October 2013: Vol. 342 no. 6157 pp. 457-460
  12. DOI: 10.1126/science.1240516

  13. D.B.Hume, I.Stroescu, M.Joos, W.Muessel, H.Strobel M.K.Oberthaler, Accurate Atom Counting in Mesoscopic Ensembles,
    Physical Review Lett., 111, 253001, 2013, 10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.253001

  14. R.Scelle, T.Rentrop A., Trautmann, T.Schuster, M.K.Oberthaler, Motional Coherence of Fermions Immersed in a Bose Gas,
    Physical Review Lett., 111, 070401, 2013, 10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.070401

  15. Pezzé L., Smerzi A., Ultrasensitive Two-Mode Interferometry with Single-Mode Number Squeezing,
    Phys.Rev.Lett., 110, 163604, 2013, 10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.163604

  16. Pezzé L., Sub-Heisenberg phase uncertainties,
    Phys.Rev.A, 88, 060101(R)2013, 10.1103/PhysRevA.88.060101

  17. S.Garcia, I30 D.Maxein, L.Hohmann, J.Reichel, and R.Long, Fiber-pigtailed optical tweezer for single-atom trapping and single-photon generation,
    Appl.Phys.Lett., 103, 114103 2013, 10.1063/1.4821160

  18. H.Kurkjian, Y.Castin, and A.Sinatra, Phase operators and blurring time of a pair-condensed Fermi gas,
    Phys.Rev.A, 88, 063623, 2013, 10.1103/PhysRevA.88.063623

  19. A.Sinatra, Y.Castin, E.Witkowska, Limit of spin squeezing in trapped Bose-Einstein,
    EPL, 2013, vol. 102, n. 4, 10.1209/0295-5075/102/40001

  20. W.Muessel, H.Strobel, M.Joos, E.Nicklas, I.Stroescu, J.Tomkovic, D.B.Hume, M.K.Oberthaler, Optimized absorption imaging of mesoscopic atomic clouds,
    Appl.Phys.B, 2013, vol. 113, issue 1
    , 10.1007/s00340-013-5553-8

  21. H.Kurkjian K.Pawlowski, A.Sinatra, P.Treutlein, Spin squeezing and Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen entanglement of two bimodal condensates in state-dependent potentials,
    Phys.Rev.A, 88, 043605, 2013, 10.1103/PhysRevA.88.043605
  22. Pezzé LJ.-F. Schaff, T. Langen, J. Schmiedmayer., Interferometry with atoms,
    Rivista del Nuovo Cimento, Year 2014 - Issue 10 -pp. 509-589, DOI: 10.1393/ncr/i2014-10105-7


  1. A. Smerzi
    Zeno Dynamics, Indistinguishability of State, and Entanglement

    Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 150410 (2012) [5 pages]
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.150410

  2. P. Hyllus, L. Pezzé, A. Smerzi, Geza Toth
    Entanglement and Extreme Spin Squeezing for a Fluctuating Number of Indistinguishable Particles
    Phys. Rev. A 86, 012337 (2012) [10 pages]
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.86.012337

  3. M. Landini,S. Roy, G. Roati, A. Simoni, M. Inguscio, G. Modugno and M. Fattori
    Direct evaporative cooling of 39K atoms to Bose-Einstein condensation
    Phys. Rev. A 86, 033421 (2012) [6 pages]]

  4. B. Juliá-Díaz, T. Zibold, M. K. Oberthaler, M. Melé-Messeguer, J. Martorell, and A. Polls
    Dynamic generation of spin-squeezed states in bosonic Josephson junctions
    Phys. Rev. A 86, 023615 (2012) [11 pages]

  5. F. Logiurato, A. Smerzi
    Born Rule and Noncontextual Probability

    Journal of Modern Physics, Vol.3 No.11, November 2012, PP. 1802-1812
    : 10.4236/jmp.2012.311225

  6. R. Gerritsma,A. Negretti, H. Doerk, Z. Idziaszek, T. Calarco, and F. Schmidt-Kaler
    Bosonic Josephson Junction Controlled by a Single Trapped Ion

    Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 080402 (2012) [5 pages]

  7. A. Negretti, A. Benseny, J. Mompart, T. Calarco
    Speeding up the spatial adiabatic passage of matter waves in optical microtraps by optimal control

    Quantum Information Processing, Vol. 12, Issue 3, pp 1439-1467
    DOI: 10.1007/s11128-012-0357-z

  8. J.Chwedeńczuk, P.Hyllus, F.Piazza and A. Smerzi
    Sub-shot-noise interferometry from measurements of the one-body density

    New Journal of Physics, Volume 14, 093001
    DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/14/9/093001

  9. P.Hyllus, W. Laskowski, R.Krischek, C. Schwemmer, W. Wieczorek, H.Weinfurter, L.Pezzé, and A. Smerzi
    Fisher information and multiparticle entanglement

    Phys. Rev. A 85, 022321 (2012) [10 pages]
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.85.022321