Prospects for Magnetic Field Communications and Location Using Quantum Sensors
Vladislav P. Gerginov, Fabio C. Da Silva, David A. Howe
Signal attenuation limits the operating range in wireless communications and location. To solve the reduced range problem, one can use low-frequency signals in combination with magnetic sensing. We propose the use of an optically-pumped magnetometer as a receiver, and realize a proof-of-principle detection of binary phase shift keying (BPSK) modulated signals. We demonstrate a ranging enhancement by exploiting both the magnetometer's intrinsic sensitivity of below 1 pT/Hz1/2 and its 1 kHz operating bandwidth through the use of BPSK singals.