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Solid State Quantum Science and Technology


Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Electronics Science & Technology Division

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64.15.25.B8317 Washington, DC 203755321


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Allan Bracker 202 404 4523


The Quantum Science and Technology Section at the Naval Research Laboratory has postdoctoral research positions available in several areas of solid state quantum science. Research topics include single and entangled photon sources, magnetic field sensing, quantum networking, frequency conversion, coherent control of matter qubits, integrated photonics and optoelectronics, neuromorphic computing, and fundamental spectroscopy and quantum optics of new material systems. The material  systems of current interest to our group include defect spin qubits in silicon carbide and silicon, III-V semiconductor quantum dots and heterostructures, and 2D layered materials.  Applicants should have demonstrated laboratory experience and a record of publication in one or more of these or closely related areas, and must be a US citizen or US Permanent Resident (green card).

 Recent Publications:

  1. “Orders of Magnitude Improvement in Coherence of Silicon-Vacancy Ensembles in Isotopically Purified 4H-SiC” Lekavicius, I., et al., PRX Quantum 3, 010343 (2022).
  2. “Coherent population trapping combined with cycling transitions for quantum dot hole spins using triplet trion states,” Carter, S. G., et al., Physical Review Letters 126, 107401 (2021).
  3. “Enabling remote quantum emission in 2D semiconductors via porous metallic networks,” Fonseca, J. J. et al., Nature Communications 11, 5 (2020).
  4. “Scalable in operando strain tuning in nanophotonic waveguides enabling three-quantum-dot superradiance,” Grim, J. Q., et al., Nature Materials 18, 963 (2019).
quantum information; quantum integrated photonics; photonic crystals; quantum sensing; quantum optics; qubit; single photon source; quantum dots; spectroscopy; semiconductor; heterostructure; point defects; color centers; silicon; silicon carbide; 2D materials; molecular beam epitaxy; nanofabrication; microfabrication; electron beam lithography


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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$87,198.00 $3,000.00
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