High sensitivity magnetometer

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The aim of this project is to develop a high sensitivity magnetometer for magnetic field monitoring.

The precision measurement of magnetic fields is nowadays a trivial thing. Various devices have been developed and used, ranging from SQUIDs (Superconducting Quantum Interference Device) used to measure subtle magnetic fields, to Hall probes used also in everyday devices and appliances. However, they have limitations ranging from a small dynamic range to introducing disturbances to the measured magnetic field which cannot be tolerated in our case.

The challenge lies in developing a magnetometer capable of measuring transient magnetic field of ~ 1 uT on top of a 1.45 T field. Furthermore, the magnetometer should not be magnetic itself in order to avoid interaction with intense magnetic field and avoiding the perturbation of the field lines. Additionally, since it has to operate in vacuum, it has to be vacuum compatible with a possibility to connect it to the atmospheric pressure where the readout is located. 

We are experienced in optics and data acquisition and analysis.

We are looking for research partners (one researcher or a team) with expertise in magnetic field measurements, optical measurements and fiber optics, that will offer their competences and collaborate on elaboration and implementation of the research plan.
The outputs of the research could significantly improve features of electronic devices, from home appliances to industrial equipment - especially the sophisticated one being used in industries that fall under Industry 4.0 paradigm.

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