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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Ion Storage


Physical Measurement Laboratory, Time and Frequency Division

opportunity location
50.68.82.B1802 Boulder, CO

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
John J. Bollinger 303.497.5861
Chin-wen Chou 303-497-3987
David Brian Hume 303-497-4364
Dietrich Leibfried 303.497.7880
Daniel Slichter 303.497.7376


We conduct experiments on atomic ions that are confined in electromagnetic traps and laser-cooled, in some cases to the ground state of motion. Experiments employ RF (Paul) traps and Penning traps. Precision spectroscopy experiments have applications to clocks and tests of fundamental interactions. Two main project areas are (1) RF-trap-based optical spectroscopy that requires ultra-stable lasers, with application to accurate clocks; and (2) experiments devoted to studies of quantum-state engineering and entanglement with application to quantum-information processing, quantum simulation, spectroscopy, and tests of quantum mechanics.


key words
Atomic clock; Atomic spectroscopy; Laser cooling; Laser spectroscopy; Non-neutral plasmas; Quantum entanglement; Quantum information processing; Quantum simulation; Trapped atomic ions; Trapped atoms;


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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