Quantum Sensing and Measurement


Gary Steele
Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Applied Sciences
Toeno van der Sar
Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Applied Sciences
Keywords: Quantum sensing, quantum mechanics, quantum dynamics, quantum noise, open quantum dynamics


In this open textbook, we explore concepts of sensing, noise, and measurement in the dynamics of open quantum systems.

Author Biographies

Gary Steele, Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Applied Sciences

Gary Steele is an Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor in the Quantum Nanoscience Department, part of the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience in Delft and the Applied Sciences Faculty at the Delft University of Technology. Born in Toronto, Canada, he holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006, where he studied scanning capacitance imaging of the quantum Hall liquid. After his PhD, he joined as a postdoctoral researcher in Delft under the supervision of Leo Kouwenhoven, working on suspended carbon nanotubes. In 2010, he joined the Quantum Nanoscience department to start his own research group focussing on nanomechanics. Since 2018, he is a full professor with a research focus on Quantum Circuits and Mechanics, with the aim of using superconducting circuits to explore new regimes of quantum physics, including topics in analog quantum simulation and engineering macroscopic quantum states of mechanical objects.

Toeno van der Sar , Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Applied Sciences

Toeno van der Sar obtained his PhD on ‘quantum control of single spins and photons in diamond’ at TU Delft in 2012, under the supervision of prof. Ronald Hanson. After a year at Philips Research and four years with prof. Amir Yacoby at Harvard, he started a tenure-track position on Quantum Sensing with Diamond in Delft, where he is currently an associate professor. His group uses magnetometry based on spins in diamond to study correlated spin dynamics and electric currents in magnetic and 2D materials. Teaching activities include Solid State Physics and Quantum Sensing at the BSc level, as well as Advanced Statistical Mechanics at the MSc level.


November 16, 2023


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