Opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory AFRL
Mid-IR Quantum Optics
Sensors Directorate, RY/Sensors Division
||Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 454337542
|Joshua Robert Hendrickson
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
Cavity quantum electrodynamics; Solid-state quantum optics; Vacuum Rabi splitting; Ultrastrong coupling; Quantum wells; Plasmonics; Mid-IR;
Open to U.S. citizens
Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
$3,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Engineering & Computer Science
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.