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Applied Quantum Information Science
Last Updated Date: 05/30/2012

Theory is being developed and used to devise methods for preserving and exploiting the quantum behavior of ever-larger systems and finding … more

Light-matter Interactions in Semiconductor Nanostructures
Last Updated Date: 05/30/2012

The quantum optics of light interacting with semiconductor-based nanostructures is being studied to extend concepts of entanglement and coherence … more

Designing the Nanoworld: Nanostructures, Nanodevices, and Nanooptics
Last Updated Date: 05/30/2012

Nanoscale theory of the electronic, optical and mechanical properties of ultrasmall structures, devices and their dynamical operation and the … more

Modeling and Simulation of Nanofabrication
Last Updated Date: 03/09/2012

Most manufacturing has historically been based on top-down fabrication and assembly.  With rapid advances in nanotechnology, there is increasing … more

Spectroradiometry of sources
Last Updated Date: 12/15/2011

Calibration standards for spectral radiance and spectral irradiance are disseminated in the form of transfer lamps and integrating sphere sources. … more

Molecular spectroscopy
Last Updated Date: 12/15/2011

The molecular spectroscopy sub-group carries out vibrational and rotational spectroscopic analyses on experimental data obtained primarily in the … more

Ultracold atoms and molecules
Last Updated Date: 12/08/2011

Theory for ultracold atomic and molecular collisions and interactions is being developed and exploited to gain precise control over these … more

Aperture area measurements
Last Updated Date: 11/03/2011

Radiometric and photometric measurements require defining apertures. The accuracy to which these measurements can be accomplished requires … more

Nonlinear Optics and Non-classical Light
Last Updated Date: 10/04/2011

Nonlinear optics provides a way to generate light with different frequencies and different quantum statistical properties. We have developed a … more

Multi-Photon Laser Cooling
Last Updated Date: 10/04/2011

Laser cooling of atoms is a powerful and widely used tool in atomic physics. Traditional laser cooling relies primarily on the mechanical effect of … more

Spinor Condensates and Ultracold Collisions
Last Updated Date: 10/04/2011

Interactions between cold atoms can provide us with the means to manipulate matter on the smallest scales. Collisions between laser-cooled atoms, … more

Improved quantitative medical CT imaging
Last Updated Date: 10/03/2011

Develop precision calibration standards for accurate determination of feature sizes in computed tomography images, to improve reliability of … more

NIST Calibration of SDO/EVE/ESP Rocket Instrument
Last Updated Date: 10/03/2011

NASA launched the Solar Dynamics Observatory ( SDO ) satellite on 11 Feb 2010 on a mission to study the sun. The EUV Variability Experiment ( EVE … more

OOF: Finite Element Analysis of Microstructures
Last Updated Date: 02/17/2011

The OOF project seeks to provide flexible software for finite-element modeling the behavior of real microstructures, with meshes derived from … more

International System of Units (SI)
Last Updated Date: 01/13/2011

The International System of Units (SI) provides definitions of units of measurement that are widely accepted in science and technology and which … more

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