Checking date: 24/04/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Quantum metrology
Master in Quantum Technologies and Engineering (Plan: 476 - Estudio: 379)

Coordinating teacher: ACEDO GALLARDO, PABLO

Department assigned to the subject: Electronic Technology Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Sensors and classical measurement instrumentation systems
Knowledge on the quantum effects that are the basis for SI units definition. Knowledge of the state of the art on quantum technologies metrological application Knowledge on quantum technologies for frequency, temperature, voltage and resistance units realization Practical experience on the laboratory units realization
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
In this subject the state of the art on the quantum application on metrology will be presented. The quantum effects related to frequency, temperature, voltage and resistance units realization and its technologies will be described specifically those that are maintained at CEM facilities where the student will have hands-on activities on their practical realization. 1. Introduction. SI evolution towards quantum physics. The Quantum Flag-ship and metrology. European Quantum metrology network strategy plan. Quantum metrology and standardization. 2. Frequency quantum standards 3. Temperature quantum standards 4. Resistance quantum standards 5. Current quantum standards 6. Voltage quantum standards 7. Laboratory realization of the quantum Hall effect and Josephson and its applications 8. Laboratory realization of the quantum temperature standards 9. Students reports presentations
Learning activities and methodology
Lectures. Tutoring hours Group work. Individual work by the students.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Basic Bibliography
  • Clark A. Hamilton, Charles Burroughs, and Kao Chieh. . Operation of NIST Josephson Array Voltage Standards. .
  • Klaus von Klitzing. 25 Years of Quantum Hall Effect (QHE) A Personal View on the Discovery, Physics and Applications of this Quantum Effect. .
  • Michel Abgrall et al. Atomic fountains and optical clocks at SYRTE: Status and perspectives..
  • Nobu-Hisa Kaneko, Shuji Nakamura and Yuma Okazaki. . A review of the quantum current standard.
  • Purdy et al.,. Quantum correlations from a room-temperature optomechanical cavity,. Science 356, 1265¿1268 (2017) 23 June 2017,
  • Stephan Bauer, Ralf Behr, Jonas Herick, Oliver Kieler, Marco Kraus, Hao Tian, Yoawaret Pimsut and Luis Palafox. Josephson voltage standards as toolkit for precision metrological applications at PTB..
  • T. Briant, et al. Photonic and optomechanical thermometry. MPDI Optics, 2022, 3, 159¿176.
  • W. Poirier,a) F. Lafont, S. Djordjevic, F. Schopfer, and L. Devoille.. A programmable quantum current standard from the Josephson and the quantum Hall effects.
  • . SI Brochure ¿ 9th edition (2019) ¿ Appendix 2 20 May 2019 on the Mise en pratique for the ampere and other electrical units in the SI.
  • . SI Brochure ¿ 9th edition (2019) ¿ Appendix 2 20 May 2019 on the Mise en pratique for the definition of the kelvin in the SI.
  • B. Jeckelmann and B. Jeanneret.. The Quantum Hall Effect as an Electrical Resistance Standard. .

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.