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Advanced Inertial Sensors Based on Laser-Cooled Atoms


Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Optical Sciences

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64.15.67.C0213 Washington, DC 203755321


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Adam Black 202.404.2573


Our research group is developing new architectures for quantum inertial sensors based on cold atoms that incorporate features needed to reduce noise, improve response to dynamics, and improve readout. These features may include novel optical cooling and trapping techniques, integration with nanophotonic optical waveguides, spin squeezing, and atomic state readout based on quantum nondemolition measurement. We are additionally evaluating the potential performance of atom interferometer sensors on real-world platforms.


1. A. V. Rakholia, H. J. McGuinness, and G. W. Biedermann, "Dual-Axis High-Data-Rate Atom Interferometer via Cold Ensemble Exchange", Phys. Rev. Applied 2, 054012 (2014).

2. N. J. Engelsen, R. Krishnakumar, O. Hosten, and M. A. Kasevich, "Bell Correlations in Spin-Squeezed States of 500 000 Atoms", Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 140401 (2017).

Atom interferometry; Laser cooling and trappping; Inertial sensing; Quantum mechanics; Quantum nondemolition measurement;


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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$89,834.00 $3,000.00
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