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Materials for Integrated Photonics, Optoelectronics, and Quantum Sensing


Materials & Manufacturing, RX/Nanoelectronic Materials

RO# Location
13.25.02.B6994 Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 454337817


name email phone
Bedford, Robert G. 937.713.5521


The evolution of performance for next-generation DoD systems demand new and novel materials and manufacturing processes to achieve these transformational capabilities. We are interested in topics using modeling to design and discover new materials using physic-based modeling combined with machine learning for rapid exploration of design space for materials such as solid-state quantum defects, phononic structures for control of vibrational spectra to isolate and/or couple spin qubits, single photon emitters,  novel materials with high electro-optic coefficients, optical and optoelectronic materials. We have a thorough capability of in-house materials synthesis and are insterested in pursuing close-looped feedback for active growth and metrology is of key interest for our group. Finally, we host a broad ex-situ metrology capability for solid-state materials to confirm and validate performance from the materials to device level. 

Particular materials of interest include III-Sb superlattice materials for topological insulators, III-V and more exotic MBE growth of quantum dot materials and hyperbolic metamaterials, spin defects in wide-bandgap materials for quantum information processing, phononic metamaterials for quantum isolation/conduction/transduction purposes, metaoptic materials,  large-EO coefficient materials for integrated photonics such as barium titanate for integrated photonic RF modulators and dispersion engineered integrated photonics for filtering and source/gain materials.

Semiconductor; Infrared; Photonics; Solid-State; defect; quantum; phononics; metamaterials; meta-optics; metaoptics;


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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$76,542.00 $4,000.00

$3,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Engineering & Computer Science

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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