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Theoretical Quantum Optics, Quantum Information, and Metrology


Physical Measurement Laboratory, Quantum Measurement Division

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50.68.41.B7561 Gaithersburg, MD

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Name E-mail Phone
Taylor, Jacob Mason 301.975.8586


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 the use of Nitrogen-Vacancy centers in diamond for nanometer-scale magnetic sensing; electron spins confined in quantum dots as probes of charge, spin, magnetism, and even as potential quantum bits; topological phases of matter induced in interacting atomic or photonic systems; and devices that connect different quantum systems together, such as opotmechanical transducers and atomic-photonic interfaces. 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.



Taylor JM et al: Nature Physics 4: 810, 2008

Gullans M, et al: Physical Review Letters 104: 226807, 2010


Quantum optics; Quantum Information; Quantum dot; Metrology; Optomechanics; Quantum communication;


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Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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