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


  • EURAMET e.V.


  • primary thermometry
  • optomechanical sensors
  • photonic sensors
  • quantum temperature standard


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