Photonic and optomechanical sensors for nanoscaled and quantum thermometry

Project: EU project

Project Details


Novel sensors for nanoscale temperature measurement aiming at quantum primary temperature standard.
There is a growing need to make temperature measurements at smaller scales. However, currently available thermometers cannot meet this challenge.  
Project develops optomechanical sensors for temperature measurement at nano- and micro-scale. The ultimate goal is to develop a reliable quantum standard for temperature metrology.  
VTT MIKES builds, characterises and validates a setup for temperature measure¬ments using photonic sensors and develops calibration procedures.  
Call 2017: Fundamental Metrology
This project has received funding from the EMPIR programme co-financed by the Participating States and from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

Effective start/end date1/06/1830/11/21

Collaborative partners

  • Laboratoire Commun de Métrologie (LNE-CNAM) (lead)
  • BA66 National metrology institute VTT MIKES
  • Centro Español de Metrología (CEM) (Project partner)
  • Laboratoire National de Métrologie et d’Essais (LNE) (Project partner)
  • German National Metrology Institute (PTB) (Project partner)
  • Dutch Metrology Institute (VSL) (Project partner)
  • French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) (Project partner)
  • Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) (Project partner)
  • Leibniz Institut für Innovative Mikroelektronik (IHP) (Project partner)
  • Sorbonne University (Project partner)
  • Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) (Project partner)
  • Technische Universität Braunschweig (TUBS) (Project partner)


  • EURAMET e.V.


  • primary thermometry
  • optomechanical sensors
  • photonic sensors
  • quantum temperature standard
  • Photonic and Optomechanical Thermometry

    Briant, T., Krenek, S., Cupertino, A., Loubar, F., Braive, R., Weituschat, L., Ramos, D., Martin, M. J., Postigo, P. A., Casas, A., Eisermann, R., Schmid, D., Tabandeh, S., Hahtela, O., Pourjamal, S., Kozlova, O., Kroker, S., Dickmann, W., Zimmermann, L., Winzer, G., & 4 othersMartel, T., Steeneken, P. G., Norte, R. A. & Briaudeau, S., Jun 2022, In: Optics. 3, 2, p. 159-176 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
    3 Citations (Scopus)