Opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory NRL
Advanced Atomic Quantum Sensors and Clocks
Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Optical Sciences
||Washington, DC 203755321
Our research group is developing new architectures for quantum sensors and clocks based on atoms. We are particularly interested in innovations needed to reduce noise, improve response to dynamics, and improve readout. These include features such as novel atomic cooling and trapping techniques, integration with photonic structures, entanglement, spin squeezing, active superradiant emission, readout based on quantum nondemolition measurement, or interrogation with nonclassical optical fields. We are additionally evaluating the performance of quantum sensor and clock technologies on real-world platforms.
J.M. Kwolek, C.T. Fancher, M. Bashkansky, and A.T. Black. Three-Dimensional Cooling of an Atom-Beam Source for High-Contrast Atom Interferometry. Phys. Rev. Applied 13, 044057 (2020).
J.M. Kwolek and A.T. Black. Continuous Sub-Doppler-Cooled Atomic Beam Interferometer for Inertial Sensing. Phys. Rev. Applied, 17, 024061 (2022).
Atom interferometry; Laser cooling and trappping; Inertial sensing; Quantum mechanics; Quantum nondemolition measurement; clocks; timekeeping; frequency standards, quantum optics; quantum information
Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Open to Postdoctoral applicants