Introduction to Quantum Metrology

The Revised SI System and Quantum Standards

  • Waldemar Nawrocki

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  14. Back Matter
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About this book


This book discusses the theory of quantum effects used in metrology, and presents the author’s research findings in the field of quantum electronics. It also describes the quantum measurement standards used in various branches of metrology, such as those relating to electrical quantities, mass, length, time and frequency.

The first comprehensive survey of quantum metrology problems, it introduces a new approach to metrology, placing a greater emphasis on its connection with physics, which is of importance for developing new technologies, nanotechnology in particular. Presenting practical applications of the effects used in quantum metrology for the construction of quantum standards and sensitive electronic components, the book is useful for a broad range of physicists and metrologists. It also promotes a better understanding and approval of the new system in both industry and academia.

This second edition includes two new chapters focusing on the revised SI system and satellite positioning systems. Practical realization (mise en pratique) the base units (metre, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin, candela, and mole), new defined in the revised SI, is presented in details. Another new chapter describes satellite positioning systems and their possible applications.  In satellite positioning systems, like GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo, quantum devices – atomic clocks – serve wide population of users.


Atomic Clocks and Time Scales High Accuracy Measurements High Resolution Measurements Interferometers and Measurements of Length Measures and Standards Quantum Metrology Quantum Standards The New SI System of Units Satellite Navigation Systems for Metrology Scanning Probe Microscopes

Authors and affiliations

  • Waldemar Nawrocki
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  1. 1.Faculty of Electronics and TelecommunicationsPoznań University of TechnologyPoznańPoland

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