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Theoretical Quantum Optics, Quantum Information, and Metrology

Location

Physical Measurement Laboratory, Quantum Measurement Division

RO# Location
50.68.41.B7561 Gaithersburg, MD

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Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Taylor, Jacob Mason jacob.taylor@nist.gov 301.975.8586

Description

Quantum mechanical devices provide unique opportunities in both developing our understanding of the physical world and in enabling new approaches to measurement science and information processing that could change the landscape of computation and metrology. Our research focuses on studying the feasibility and implications of current and near-future implementations of devices for quantum information science and quantum-limited metrology. Specific areas of interest include quantum simulation with superconducting circuits; electron spins confined in quantum dots as probes of charge, spin, magnetism, and as quantum bits; topological phases of matter induced in interacting atomic or photonic systems; devices that connect different quantum systems together, such as optomechanical transducers and atomic-photonic interfaces; and exploring the limits of computation and machine learning with and for quantum devices. The work is primarily theoretical, with close collaboration with on-going experimental efforts in the Quantum Processes and Metrology group and in the Laser Cooling and Trapping group.

Keywords:
Quantum optics; Quantum Information; Metrology; Optomechanics; Quantum communication; Quantum computing; Machine learning; Condensed matter theory

Eligibility

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