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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Optomechanical measurement of dynamic mechanical quantities


Physical Measurement Laboratory, Quantum Measurement Division

opportunity location
50.68.41.B8455 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Akobuije D Chijioke 301.975.3898


The Dynamic Mechanical Metrology project at NIST develops novel measurement techniques, physical standards and disseminates SI-traceability, for measurements of acceleration, sound and dynamic force. Cavity optomechanics can provide singular performance in sensitivity, intrinsic accuracy and bandwidth for mechanical sensing. These capabilities have begun to be exploited, but there remains a large potential for sensors and standards with a high impact in terms of performance and applications. NIST is a leader in optomechanical sensing, and we are engaged in applying optomechanical methods to primary measurements of sound, force and acceleration. We welcome interested experimentalists to work with us to achieve the highest-accuracy measurements.

key words
Optomechanics; Interferometry; Frequency Comb; Optical Frequency Comb; Photonics; Acoustics; Sound; Acceleration; Mechanics; Vibration; Dynamics; Force; Sensor; Cavity


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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