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Joshua C. Bienfang

Research interests:

  • Quantum communications
  • Single-photon detectors
  • Sources of entanglement
  • Quantum metrology

Biographical sketch:

Dr. Joshua C. Bienfang is a physicist in the Quantum Optics group in the Quantum Measurement Division of the Physical Measurement Laboratory. Before coming to NIST in 2002, Dr. Bienfang held a post-doctoral position at the Air Force Research Laboratory, at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico building high-power lasers for adaptive optics systems.

Awards and honors:

  • R&D 100 Award for High-Speed Fiber Quantum Key Distribution System, 2007
  • Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, 2006
  • US Department of Commerce Bronze Medal for Superior Federal Service, 2005
  • University of New Mexico Tom L. Popejoy Dissertation Prize, 2003

Professional Activities:

  • CLEO/QELS subcommittee for Quantum Information, 2008
  • CLEO/QELS subcommittee for Enabling Technologies for Quantum Information, 2006
Bienfang, Joshua


Quantum Measurement Division
Quantum Optics Group

Employment History:

2011 - present NIST, Quantum Measurement Division

2005 - 2011 NIST, Electron and Optical Physics Division

2003 - 2005 National Research Council Post-doc, NIST, Electron and Optical Physics Division

2002 - 2003 Institute of Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland

2001 - 2002 Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico


B.S., Physics, Duke University, 1994
Ph.D., Physics, University of New Mexico, 2001


Phone: (301) 975-2105
Email: bienfang@nist.gov
Fax: (301) 208-6937