Optics and Spectroscopy

, Volume 101, Issue 2, pp 309–316 | Cite as

A new method of absolute measurement of the three components of the magnetic field

  • A. K. Vershovskiĭ
Geometrical and Applied Optics


A method of simultaneous measurement of the three components of the Earth’s magnetic field vector using an optically pumped M x magnetometer placed into a symmetric system of magnetic coils is proposed and justified mathematically. The method shows a high absolute accuracy (of the order of 0.1 nT for a measuring time of 0.1 s). The short-term sensitivity of the measurements is determined by the sensitivity of the M x magnetometer.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. K. Vershovskiĭ
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  1. 1.Ioffe Physicotechnical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia

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