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Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Nanophotonic Enabled Spatiotemporal Control of Light

Location

Physical Measurement Laboratory, Microsystems and Nanotechnology Division

RO# Location
50.68.02.C0628 Gaithersburg, MD 20899

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Agrawal, Amit amit.agrawal@nist.gov 301-975-4633

Description

Generation, control and detection of optical radiation either spectrally, temporally, or spatially is fundamental to optical technologies. Developing a versatile, manufacturable, and efficient platform for photon manipulation able to address a broad range of wavelengths, and able to do so actively through external transduction is a key goal of photonics. We are developing capabilities to address this by leveraging advances in integrated photonics, nonlinear optics and meta-photonics. This relies on advances in understanding nanoscale light-matter interactions, developing new materials for broad wavelength coverage, and nanofabrication in systems of heterogeneous materials. Our multi-dimensional effort guided by rigorous electromagnetic modelling, advanced nanofabrication and optical characterization aims to address some of these fundamental photonic challenges and aid the development of novel nanophotonic technologies. These efforts are expected to enable realization of accessible hybrid integrated nanophotonic devices and systems with novel mechanisms to generate, detect and manipulate light on chip, for classical and quantum information processing.

All projects involve development of new measurement methods for characterizing light-matter interaction at the nanoscale and on ultrafast time scales; and relies on fabrication of devices in the state-of-the-art NIST Gaithersburg NanoFab.

Keywords:
Nanophotonics; Metasurfaces; Ultrafast optics; Nonlinear optics; Optical metrology; Nanotechnology; Nanofabrication;

Eligibility

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

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$72,750.00 $3,000.00
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