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Nanoscale Systems, Nano-Optics and Nanomeasurement


Physical Measurement Laboratory, Quantum Measurement Division

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50.68.41.B5919 Gaithersburg, MD

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Bryant, Garnett W. 301.975.2595


Exploiting nanotechnology for quantum technologies such as quantum computing, quantum nano-optics, and nanoscale sensing requires an understanding of the basic properties of nanoscale systems, optics on the nanoscale (nano-optics) quantum processes in nanoscale systems and optical fields, and nanoscale 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, bio-nanohybrids, nanomechanics and optomechanics, 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. Results are used to understand and exploit the quantum and optically coherent processes needed for quantum computing, nano-optical communication, and optical nanoscale sensing. Collaborative work with related experimental groups to develop nanomeasurements with and for these systems is strongly pursued.


Biosensors; Nano-optics; Nanotechnology; Photonics; Quantum dots and wires; Quantum optics; Quantum processes;


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