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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Femtosecond Time-resolved Optical Measurements in Condensed Matter


Physical Measurement Laboratory, Nanoscale Device Characterization Division

opportunity location
50.68.03.C0334 Gaithersburg, MD 20899

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Jared Kenneth Wahlstrand 301-975-2547


Dynamics in semiconductor and other materials are studied using optical and THz pump-probe methods. Rapid changes in optical properties of materials are measured using spectral interferometry, electro-optic sampling, and other techniques. Coherent control techniques for all-optical injection of charge and spin currents, coupled with spatially-resolved pump-probe measurements, are used to study carrier transport. Changes in linear and nonlinear optical susceptibilities in an applied DC or THz electric field are also of interest, including the Franz-Keldysh effect. Materials of interest include layered semiconductors, novel 2D materials, and topological materials. Research is done in close collaboration with other groups at NIST with expertise in complementary techniques and materials growth.

key words
ultrafast optics; multidimensional spectroscopy; optical spectroscopy; nonlinear optics; time-resolved spectroscopy; electro-optics; THz


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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