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RAP opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory     AFRL

Mid-IR Quantum Optics


Sensors Directorate, RY/Sensors Division

opportunity location
13.35.01.B7665 Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 454337542


name email phone
Joshua Robert Hendrickson 937.713.8927


Research opportunities are currently available for theoretical and experimental investigations in mid-IR quantum optical phenomenon. Currently, we are interested in exploiting the large dipole moments of intra-sub-band transitions in quantum well structures to achieve ultrastrong coupling to plasmonic modes through metallic gratings. Such ultrastrong coupling leads to vacuum Rabi splitting values much larger than those currently obtained with traditional photonic based structures. In addition to more standard experimental tools, a unique high brightness frequency comb Fourier-transform infrared spectrometer will be available. Further investigations will be performed to study the quantum nature of these devices.



Huber R, et al: Journal of Applied Physics 109: 102418, 2011

Khitrova G, et al: Nature Physics 2: 81, 2006


key words
Cavity quantum electrodynamics; Solid-state quantum optics; Vacuum Rabi splitting; Ultrastrong coupling; Quantum wells; Plasmonics; Mid-IR;


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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$80,000.00 $5,000.00

$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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