Sensing with
Quantum Light 2024

Oct. 27th – 31st 2024,

We are delighted to announce that the successful “Sensing with Quantum Light” workshop series will continue with SQL24. This time we have chosen a very special venue for the event: The river cruiser MS Swiss Crown. It will take us from Passau to Vienna and back again, while we will enjoy 3 days of scientific talks and poster sessions with plenty of time for discussions – all with a view of the beautiful Danube and opportunities for small excursions along the way.

This workshop aims at covering a broad range of theoretical and experimental aspects of sensing with quantum light, offering for forum for both fundamental aspects and applications.

Sensing with classical light in the form of imaging, microscopy, spectroscopy and interferometric methods has played an enormous role for centuries. Sensing with quantum light aims at utilizing the properties of quantum optical states to overcome classical and technological limitations, for example with respect to resolution or sensitivity or by offering new measurement modalities, for example by linking different wavelength regions.

At the same time, the ability to prepare, manipulate and measure quantum states of light has seen dramatic advances in the last decades, and has been at the forefront of demonstrating and utilizing phenomena such as such as quantum entanglement, and quantum superposition and squeezed light. They are expected to revolutionize a wide range of fields in the so-called “second generation” quantum technologies where quantum sensing is expected to be among the first areas to deliver real-world applications and products.


Topics will include (but not be limited to):

    • quantum light for imaging applications
    • spectroscopy with quantum light
    • squeezed light for noise reduction
    • entangled two-photon absorbtion
    • fundamentals of nonlinear interferometers
    • advances in quantum light detection
    • high-dimensional entangled states for sensing
    • sensing with quantum light at “extreme” wavelengths
    • new quantum sensing modalities with light

The program of the workshop will consist of contributed and invited talks, poster sessions as well as social events. Applications will start in Jan. 2024.

Financially supported by Einstein Stiftung Berlin and sponsored by the company AQLS, the workshop aims at providing a vibrant forum for the exchange of ideas and discussion by bringing together established scientists from leading research groups in the field, junior scientists and graduate students, participants from fundamental and applied physics and industry.

Organization Commitee

  • Dr. Sven Ramelow, Institute of Physics and IRIS Adlershof, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Dr. Frank Kühnemann, Fraunhofer IPM, Freiburg
  • Marthe Zeja, Insitute of Physics, Humboldt-Universtität zu Berlin


Marthe Zeja
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Insitut für Physik
Newtonstr. 15, 12489 Berlin – Germany