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Engineered Quantum States of Light


Physical Measurement Laboratory, Applied Physics Division

RO# Location
50.68.62.B6460 Boulder, CO

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.


Name E-mail Phone
Mirin, Richard 303.497.7955


We are investigating methods of creating new quantum states of light such as Schrodinger cat states, NOON states, and Fock states. These new states have a variety of applications, including linear optical quantum computing, quantum metrology (e.g., Heisenberg limited interferometry), and fundamental physics (loop-hole free Bell measurements). We are particularly interested in utilizing our high quantum efficiency photon number resolving detectors to enable creation of these states. Our group includes both experimentalists and theorists. We invite proposals to further develop and utilize quantum states of light.


Cat states; Entanglement; Fock states; Quantum metrology; Quantum optics; Quantum tomography;


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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$72,750.00 $3,000.00
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