Solid State Structures for Quantum Sensing and Qua
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 5/7/2019

Opportunity Description

Solid State Structures for Quantum Sensing and Quantum Memory; Many-Body Effects in Novel Heterostructures. A research opportunity is available with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's (ARL) Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate (SEDD) located in Adelphi, MD. SEDD is seeking a postdoc with a background in Physics: Solid State Theoretical Physics, Modeling for Condensed Matter. Theoretical investigation and numerical modeling of solid state structures for Quantum Sensing, based on use of quantum mechanics for improved measurement capabilities, in collaboration with experimental research at ARL and elsewhere. interaction of solid state quibits with optical and vibrational modes. The choice of qubits: confined electronic and spin states, e.g. impurity levels such as electronic states of defects in SiC and spins in quantum dots. Investigation of strain-spin coupling, a study of physical mechanisms of decoherence. Many-body theory of zero-phonon line for chosen sensing qubits. Modeling of cavity effects for entanglement through the polaritonic effects. Deliverables: physics based models for proper choice of qubits for quantum sensing, design of experiments in collaboration with experimental research. Theoretical research related to the development of solid-state quantum memory using cryogenically cooled rare-earth-ion-doped crystal, especially Nd3+:GaN. Develop a quantum description of the two- and three-pulse photon echo effect. Design photon echo experiments and provide estimates of the storage time and capacity of the memory. Evaluation of design parameters such as Rabi frequency, lifetimes and decoherence time. Use of theoretical and numerical methods such as Group Theory and irreducible representations, and Density Functional Theory. Theoretical investigation of quantum many-body effects in novel heterostructures such as van der Waals solids. Investigation of excitonic states and the possibility of room temperature exciton-based superfluidity in such systems.

Opportunity Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Adelphi, MD
  • Opportunity Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 5/7/2019

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