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Opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory   AFRL

Quantum Networking


Information Directorate, RI/Connectivity

opportunity location
13.20.97.C0016 Rome, NY 134414514


name email phone
Kathy-Anne Soderberg 315-330-3687


Quantum networking exploits particular features of quantum mechanics to provide ultra-secure networks that are both tamper proof and tamper evident. These networks are comprised of distant memory nodes connected via photon-based interfaces. This in-house research area focuses on quantum memory nodes consisting of linear arrays of trapped-ion qubits interfaced with photon-based qubits for long distance communication. Both the network nodes and the photon-based interconnects have quantum information processing capabilities. Extensions of this research include distributed quantum computing. The research includes photon-mediated entanglement using trapped ions, phonon-mediated entanglement using trapped ions, trapped-ion quantum information processing, quantum frequency conversion, and ion-photon interfaces. Other areas of interest include hybrid systems for quantum information processing.


Quantum networking; Trapped ions; Atomic physics; Laser cooling and trapping; Entanglement; Quantum information processing; Quantum computing; Ion-photon interfaces; Hybrid systems;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$76,542.00 $4,000.00

$3,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Engineering & Computer Science

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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