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RAP opportunity at Air Force Science and Technology Fellowship Program     AF STFP

Theoretical Studies of Quantum Transport, Light-Matter Interaction and Ultrafast Carrier-Scattering Dynamics


Space Vehicles Directorate, RV/Space and Planetary Sciences

opportunity location
13.40.01.B6640 Kirtland Air Force Base, NM 871175776


name email phone
Danhong Huang 505.846.5788


Research involves theoretical models and numerical calculations of optical excitations, quantum transport, strong interaction of light with matters, and ultrafast dynamics of carrier scattering in low-dimensional semiconductor systems such as quantum well, quantum wire, and quantum dots. For optical excitations, the research will focus on many-body effects on polarization field, absorption and photoluminescence spectra. For nonlinear quantum transports, the research will center on effects of elastic scattering, inelastic phonon scattering, and electron-electron scattering on conductivity and thermo-electric powers of electrons. For strong interaction of light with matters, the research will emphasize the effects of plasma wave, electronic quantum interference, photonic-crystal cavity and surface-plasmon polariton on nonlinear optics. For ultrafast dynamics of carrier scattering, the research will focus on self-consistenty electron quantum kinetics, lase-pulse propagation, time-resolved optical spectra, laser damage, and photoluminescence cooling. Research interests will mainly focus on semiconductor physics, including optoelectronics, electronics, and electromagnetics as well as new materials such as graphene and topological insulator. 


Gulley JR, et al: Optics Express 30: 9348, 2022

Iurov A, et al: Nature Scientific Reports 11: 20577, 2021

Do TN, et al: Physical Review B 103: 115408, 2021

Huang DH, et al: Physical Review B 99: 245412, 2019

Huang DH, et al: Optics Express 22: 27576, 2014

Huang DH, et al: Physical Review B 83: 115405, 2011

Gulley JR et al: Optics Express 27: 17154, 2019

Huang DH et al: Optics Express 22: 27576, 2014

Huang DH et al: Physical Review Applied 9: 024002, 2018 

Iurov A et al: Physical Review B 96, 081408(R), 2017

key words
Condensed-matter physics; Many-body theory; Quantum well; Wire dot; Semiconductor; Carrier scattering; Quantum transport; Pulse nonlinear propagation; Optical spectrum; Light-matter interaction;


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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$95,000.00 $5,000.00

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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