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Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology   NIST

Quantum-Enabled Communications


Physical Measurement Laboratory, Quantum Measurement Division

opportunity location
50.68.41.C0425 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Sergey Polyakov 301.975.8473


Quantum measurement is transforming telecommunication in multiple ways. On one hand, quantum internet is being pursued. On the other, current limitations of classical communication are being surpassed. Yet another issue considered is coexistence of classical and quantum channels in the same physical fiber. In our effort, we use NIST’s extensive experience in quantum information science, quantum measurement science and single-photon detector expertise to experimentally implement quantum-enabled classical and quantum optical communication links. 

[a] I. Burenkov, O. Tikhonova, and S. Polyakov, "Quantum receiver for large alphabet communication," Optica  5, 227-232 (2018).

quantum optics; quantum internet; telecommunication; quantum measurement; single-photon detection


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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$74,950.00 $3,000.00
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