Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Quantum Science and Precision Metrology - Quantum Matter Probed with Novel Light Source
Physical Measurement Laboratory, Quantum Physics Division
Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.
Our research group explores the frontier of light-matter interactions. Precisely controlled lasers enable our communications with microscoplically engineered quantum systems of atoms and molecules. By preparing matter in specific quantum states, and using probe light with the longest coherence time and precisely controlled waveform, we strive to make fundamental scientific discoveries and develop new enabling technologies.
The strongly integrated development of scientific vision and experimental tools has enabled us to advance important topics in precision measurement, quantum many-body physics, quantum metrology, ultrafast science, and quantum science in general. For example, we employ quantum gas of strontium atoms confined in optical lattices to acheive best performing atomic clocks and investigate novel quantum dynamics, combining quantum metrology and quantum simulation. We prepare molecules in quantum degenerate gases to engineer tunable Hamiltonians for correlated quantum phenomena. These quantum-state prepared molecules are also explored for testing of funamental physics and study of quantum chemistry.
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