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RAP opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory     NRL

Cold Atom Quantum Information Science


Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Optical Sciences

opportunity location
64.15.67.B8176 Washington, DC 203755321


name email phone
Mark Bashkansky 202.767.2512


Our research involves long lifetime cold-atom quantum memories using magneto-optical traps and optical lattices. Specifically, we are interested in the study and development of rudimentary building blocks of a quantum network, such as entangling two remote quantum memories. We are also using Rydberg states of neutral atoms for deterministic quantum operations and single photon generation on demand. Fully equipped labs with various lasers, MOTs, and instrumentation are available for this research.



Bashkansky M, Fatemi FK, Vurgaftman I: Optics Letters 37(2): 142, 2012

Vurgaftman I, Bashkansky M: Physical Review A 87: 063836, 2013


key words
Quantum memory; Cold atoms; Rydberg atoms; Magneto-optical trap; Optical lattice; Quantum network; Quantum key distribution (QKD); Quantum entanglement, Quantum gates


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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