Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Semiconductor Quantum Optics
Physical Measurement Laboratory, Quantum Electronics and Photonic Division
Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.
We are developing a regulated source of single photons by fabricating a single photon turnstile with a single quantum dot. Our goals include spontaneous emission control and delivery of the individual photons to any other on-chip location through photonic crystal waveguides. Important technologies for this project include microcavities, microdisks, photonic crystals, and nonlinear optics. We invite experimental and/or theoretical proposals that can complement and expand on this ongoing effort. Available resources include epitaxial semiconductor growth, e-beam lithography, fabrication facilities, and finite difference time domain software for electromagnetic modeling.
Control of spontaneous emission; Photonic/electronic turnstiles; Quantum dots; Quantum optics;
Open to U.S. citizens
Open to Regular applicants