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Resolution 2 of the CGPM (1983)
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of the CGPM at its 17th meeting (1983)

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On the realization of the definition of the metre* (1) (3)

The 17th Conférence Générale des Poids et Mesures

invites the Comité International des Poids et Mesures

  • to draw up instructions for the practical realization of the new definition of the metre,
  • to choose radiations which can be recommended as standards of wavelength for the interferometric measurement of length and to draw up instructions for their use,
  • to pursue studies undertaken to improve these standards.

  • Reference:
    Comptes Rendus de la 17e CGPM (1983), 1984, 98
    Metrologia, 1984, 20(1), 25-30


    See Recommendation 1 (CI-2002) of the CIPM on the revision of the practical realization of the definition of the metre.

    The reader should note that the official version of this Resolution is the French text.