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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Trapped-ion Quantum Information Processing


Physical Measurement Laboratory, Quantum Physics Division

opportunity location
50.68.92.C0555 Boulder, CO

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Andrew C Wilson 303.818.1037


This research opportunity is to develop and perform proof-of-principle quantum information processing experiments with trapped atomic ions. High-fidelity coherent control of ions is used to explore applications of quantum entanglement including quantum logic and computing, quantum networking, and quantum-enhanced precision measurement. A major focus is the development of techniques and tools that will ultimately be needed in large-scale, fault-tolerant, quantum-information processors.  Recent examples of research results include the following references.

[1] D. Kienzler, Y. Wan, S.D. Erickson, J.J. Wu, A.C. Wilson, D.J. Wineland, and D. Leibfried, Quantum logic spectroscopy with ions in thermal motion, Phys. Rev. X 10, 021012 (2020).

[2]  K. C. McCormick, J. Keller, S. C. Burd, D. J. Wineland, A. C. Wilson, and D. Leibfried, Quantum-enhanced sensing of a mechanical oscillator, Nature 572, 86 (2019)

[3]  Y. Wan, D. Kienzler, S. D. Erickson, K. H. Mayer, T. R. Tan, J. J. Wu, H. M. Vasconcelos, S. Glancy, E. Knill, D. J. Wineland, A. C. Wilson, D. Leibfried, Quantum gate teleportation between separated zones of a trapped-ion processor, Science 364, 875 (2019)

key words
Quantum entanglement; quantum simulation; quantum networking; quantum computing; fault-tolerance; quantum algorithms; ion traps; integrated photonics;


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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