Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST
Integrated Photonic Interfaces to Free-space Volumes for Miniaturized Atomic and Molecular Optics Systems on a Chip
Physical Measurement Laboratory, Microsystems and Nanotechnology Division
||Gaithersburg, MD 20899
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Postdoctoral research opportunities are available in developing integrated nanophotonic architectures and devices for realizing compact, efficient, accurate and dynamic quantum AMO systems-on-a-chip. By creating a set of scalable, reconfigurable, and integrable nanophotonic technologies, we will be able to interface with a broad range of AMO systems including individual, arrays, and ensembles of atoms and ions in free space as well dilute ensembles in solid state volumes. Interfaces are based on highly-customized planar nanophotonics technologies and optical metasurface technologies that are designed to provide all optical fields necessary for implementing the major types of AMO systems on chip—including miniaturized stable wavelength reverences, optical atomic clocks, quantum sensors, Rydberg atom RF imaging probes, quantum memories, and others.
 Kim, S. et al. Photonic waveguide to free-space Gaussian beam extreme mode converter. Light: Science & Applications 7, 72 (2018).
 Hummon, M. T. et al. Photonic chip for laser stabilization to an atomic vapor with 10-11 instability. Optica 5, 443–449 (2018).
 Yulaev, A. et al. Metasurface-Integrated Photonic Platform for Versatile Free-Space Beam Projection with Polarization Control. ACS Photonics 6, 2902–2909 (2019).
integrated photonics; photonic gratings; metasurfaces; metamaterials; AMO; optical atomic clock; wavelength references; Rydberg atom sensors; NIST on a Chip; NoaC;
Open to U.S. citizens
Open to Postdoctoral applicants