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Atom-based Solid-state Quantum Devices and Simulators

Location

Physical Measurement Laboratory, Quantum Measurement Division

RO# Location
50.68.41.B5919 Gaithersburg, MD

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Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Bryant, Garnett W. garnett.bryant@nist.gov 301.975.2595

Description

Exploiting atom-based solid-state technology and nanotechnology for quantum technologies such as quantum computing, quantum simulators, quantum nano-optics, and nanoscale sensing requires an understanding of the basic properties of atom-based solid-state and nanoscale systems, optics on the nanoscale (nano-optics) quantum processes in atom-scale and nanoscale systems with optical fields, and quantum measurements of these systems. Theory and simulations are being done to develop this understanding. We are investigating the electronic and optical properties of quantum dots and wires, metallic and semiconductor nanoparticles, dopant based quantum devices in Si, and complex nanosystems made from these structures. Generation, control, guiding, and manipulation of photons on the nanoscale with these systems are being explored. The many-body physics of arrays of structures is being studied. Exotic spin physics that arises in atomic scale solid state systems is being explored. Results are used to understand and exploit the quantum and optically coherent processes needed for quantum computing, simulations, communication, and  sensing. Collaborative work with related experimental groups to develop measurements with and for these systems is strongly pursued.

 

Keywords:
Atom-based solid-state devices; Many-body physics; Nano-optics; Nanotechnology; Photonics; Quantum dots and wires; Quantum optics; Quantum processes; Quantum simulators

Eligibility

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