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Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Optomechanical measurement of dynamic mechanical quantities

Location

Physical Measurement Laboratory, Quantum Measurement Division

RO# Location
50.68.41.B8455 Gaithersburg, MD

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

Advisers

name email phone
Akobuije D Chijioke ako.chijioke@nist.gov 301.975.3898

Description

The Dynamic Mechanical Metrology project at NIST develops novel measurement techniques, physical standards and disseminates SI-traceability, for measurements of acceleration, sound and dynamic force. Cavity optomechanics can provide singular performance in sensitivity, intrinsic accuracy and bandwidth for mechanical sensing. These capabilities have begun to be exploited in accelerometers and gyroscopes, but there is a great deal of potential for sensors and standards to transform metrology. NIST is a leader in optomechanical sensing, and we are engaged in applying optomechanical methods to primary measurements of sound, force and acceleration. We welcome interested experimentalists to work with us to achieve the highest-accuracy measurements.

Keywords:
Optomechanics; Interferometry; Frequency Comb; Optical Frequency Comb; Photonics; Acoustics; Sound; Acceleration; Mechanics; Vibration; Dynamics; Force; Sensor; Cavity

Eligibility

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

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$74,950.00 $3,000.00
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