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Opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

Theoretical Studies of Quantum Transport, Light-Matter Interaction and Ultrafast Carrier-Scattering Dynamics

Location

Space Vehicles Directorate, RV/Space and Planetary Sciences

RO# Location
13.40.01.B6640 Kirtland Air Force Base, NM 871175776

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Huang, Danhong danhong.huang@us.af.mil 505.846.5788

Description

Research involves theoretical models and numerical calculations of optical excitations, quantum transport, strong interaction of light with matters, and ultrafast dynamics of carrier scattering in low-dimensional semiconductor systems such as quantum well, quantum wire, and quantum dots. For optical excitations, the research will focus on many-body effects on polarization field, absorption and photoluminescence spectra. For nonlinear quantum transports, the research will center on effects of elastic scattering, inelastic phonon scattering, and electron-electron scattering on conductivity and thermo-electric powers of electrons. For strong interaction of light with matters, the research will emphasize the effects of plasma wave, electronic quantum interference, photonic-crystal cavity and surface-plasmon polariton on nonlinear optics. For ultrafast dynamics of carrier scattering, the research will focus on self-consistenty electron quantum kinetics, lase-pulse propagation, time-resolved optical spectra, laser damage, and photoluminescence cooling. Research interests will mainly focus on semiconductor physics, including optoelectronics, electronics, and electromagnetics as well as new materials such as graphene and topological insulator. 

References

Huang DH, et al: Optics Express 22: 27576, 2014

Huang DH, et al: Physical Review B 83: 115405, 2011

Huang DH, et al: Physical Review B 79: 155308, 2009

Huang DH, et al: Physical Review B 78: 035206, 2008

Lyo, et al: Physical Review B 73: 205336, 2006

Huang DH et al: Physical Review B 69: 075214, 2004

Gulley JR et al: Optics Express 27: 17154, 2019

Huang DH et al: Optics Express 22: 27576, 2014

Huang DH et al: Physical Review Applied 9: 024002, 2018 

Iurov A et al: Physical Review B 96, 081408(R), 2017

Keywords:
Condensed-matter physics; Many-body theory; Quantum well; Wire dot; Semiconductor; Carrier scattering; Quantum transport; Pulse nonlinear propagation; Optical spectrum; Light-matter interaction;

Eligibility

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

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$76,542.00 $4,000.00

$3,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Engineering & Computer Science

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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