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RAP opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory     NRL

Advanced Simulation of Semiconductor Quantum Heterostructure Devices


Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Optical Sciences

opportunity location
64.15.67.B3981 Washington, DC 203755321


name email phone
Jerry Richard Meyer 202.374.8732
Igor Vurgaftman 202.404.8604


Advanced modeling and simulation tools are being developed and applied to a wide range of semiconductor materials and devices, especially for the infrared. Device classes of current interest include (1) interband cascade and quantum cascade lasers for the mid-wave infrared, (2) infrared nonlinear frequency combs based on high-Q microresonators, (3) nanophotonic processes enabled by plasmon and phonon polariton modes in deeply subwavelength resonators, and (4) nanophotonic optical traps for ultracold atoms. We are also pursung work on type-II superlattice photodetectors for the mid- and long-wave infrared and solar cells, and thermophotovoltaic devices incorporating narrow-gap semiconductors.

Novel material systems under investigation include arsenide, phosphide, and antimonide quantum heterostructures; HgCdTe and narrow-gap III-V infrared detector materials; and infrared diode laser structures. In-house custom-built software to perform multi-band k.p, tight-binding, effective-bond orbital, and empirical pseudopotential bandstructure calculations is available. Other in-house software packages include those for comprehensive modeling of interband cascade lasers, quantum cascade lasers, photodetectors, and solar cells. Access to general-purpose multiphysics modeling software COMSOL and commercial electromagnetic finite-difference code (Lumerical) is also available.


key words
Nanophotonics; Nanostructures; QMSA; Semiconductor device simulation; Semiconductor material modeling; Plasmonic and phononic subwavelength devices;


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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$94,199.00 $3,000.00
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