Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Precision measurement and quantum metrology—Probing ultracold matter with novel light source
Physical Measurement Laboratory, Quantum Physics Division
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Our research group explores the frontiers of light-matter interactions, where novel atomic and molecular matters are prepared in the quantum regime and light fields including both continuous wave and ulrashort pulses are exquisitely controlled. The experimental effort builds on and further advances precision measurement, ultracold atoms and molecules, quantum metrology, and ultrafast science and quantum control. We develop new technologies in the areas of high precision laser spectroscopy, atomic and molecular cooling and trapping, optical frequency metrology, quantum control, and ultrafast lasers; and apply these new technologies for research in fundamental physics.
We investigate ultracold strontium atoms confined in optical lattices for high-accuracy atomic clocks and quantum information science. Precise control of optical frequency combs are applied for sensitive molecular detections, high resolution quantum control, and extreme nonlinear optics to explore new frontiers in spectroscopy. Ultracold molecules are being used for fundamental physics tests, studies of novel control of chemical reactions, and new quantum dynamics in ultracold matter.
Cold atoms; Cold molecules; Laser spectroscopy; Optical frequency metrology; Precision measurement; Quantum coherence; Quantum control; Quantum gas; Quantum measurement; Stable laser; Ultrafast technology; Ultrahigh resolution; Ultrasensitive spectroscopy;
Open to U.S. citizens
Open to Postdoctoral applicants