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RAP opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory     NRL

Solid State Quantum Science and Technology (Optics)


Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Electronics Science & Technology Division

opportunity location
64.15.25.B8129 Washington, DC 203755321


name email phone
Andrew L Yeats 202-404-4541


The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC has postdoctoral research positions available in the Quantum Science and Technology Section. The section works at the boundary between experimental condensed matter physics and emerging quantum technologies with a particular focus on optically-active solid state quantum systems. Current research thrusts include: 

  • Optically addressable defect spin qubits in Si, SiC, and hBN
  • 2D layered materials and their heterostructures
  • Single and entangled photon sources
  • Quantum sensing
  • Quantum networking
  • Integrated photonics
  • Neuromorphic computing

Applicants should have demonstrated laboratory experience and a record of publication in quantum information science, solid state physics, or a closely-related field and must be a US Citizen or US Permanent Resident (green card).

Recent Publications:

  1. “Orders of Magnitude Improvement in Coherence of Silicon-Vacancy Ensembles in Isotopically Purified 4H-SiC,” Lekavicius, I., et al., PRX Quantum 3, 010343 (2022).
  2. “Enabling remote quantum emission in 2D semiconductors via porous metallic networks,” Fonseca, J. J. et al., Nature Communications 11, 5 (2020).
  3. “Scalable in operando strain tuning in nanophotonic waveguides enabling three-quantum-dot superradiance,” Grim, J. Q., et al., Nature Materials 18, 963 (2019).
key words
quantum sensing; quantum information; quantum optics; quantum physics; integrated photonics; photonic crystals; qubit; spin qubit; single photon source; quantum dots; spectroscopy; semiconductor; heterostructure; point defects; color centers; silicon; silicon carbide; 2D materials


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$94,199.00 $3,000.00
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