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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Frequency Combs for Remote Sensing


Communications Technology Laboratory, Spectrum Technology and Research Division

opportunity location
50.67.26.C0611 Boulder, CO 80305

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Ian Robert Coddington 303-519-6025


Frequency combs are a powerful sensing tool capable of measuring broadband spectra with high resolution and high precision. The diffraction limited output of these devices is well suited to measuring long open-air paths and the combs themselves are becoming robust, compact, and transportable. Here we seek to employ frequency combs for atmospheric monitoring, and we are looking for impacts that can be made by their unique combination of measurement abilities.

Literature references:

D. I. Herman,, "Precise multispecies agricultural gas flux determined using broadband open-path dual-comb spectroscopy," Sci. Adv. 7(14), eabe9765 (2021).

G. Ycas,, "Mid-infrared dual-comb spectroscopy of volatile organic compounds across long open-air paths," Optica 6(2), 165–168 (2019).

S. Coburn,, "Regional trace-gas source attribution using a field-deployed dual frequency comb spectrometer," Optica 5(4), 320–327 (2018).

key words
frequency comb; remote sensing; methane; spectroscopy; lidar; greenhouse gas


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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$82,764.00 $3,000.00
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