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Opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

Mid-IR Quantum Optics

Location

Sensors Directorate, RY/Electromagnetics Technology Division

RO# Location
13.35.01.B7665 Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 454337542

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Hendrickson, Joshua Robert joshua.hendrickson.4@us.af.mil 937.713.8927

Description

Research opportunities are currently available for theoretical and experimental investigations in mid-IR quantum optical phenomenon. Currently, we are interested in exploiting the large dipole moments of intra-sub-band transitions in quantum well structures to achieve ultrastrong coupling to plasmonic modes through metallic gratings. Such ultrastrong coupling leads to vacuum Rabi splitting values much larger than those currently obtained with traditional photonic based structures. In addition to more standard experimental tools, a unique high brightness frequency comb Fourier-transform infrared spectrometer will be available. Further investigations will be performed to study the quantum nature of these devices.

 

References

Huber R, et al: Journal of Applied Physics 109: 102418, 2011

Khitrova G, et al: Nature Physics 2: 81, 2006

 

Keywords:
Cavity quantum electrodynamics; Solid-state quantum optics; Vacuum Rabi splitting; Ultrastrong coupling; Quantum wells; Plasmonics; Mid-IR;

Eligibility

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