The mission of the Quantum Electronics and Photonics Division is to provide industry, and its suppliers and customers, with comprehensive and technically advanced measurement capabilities and standards, as well as traceability to those standards. Newly created in 2011 by the merger of the Optoelectronics Division and Quantum Devices Group, the Division is comprised of three Groups focused on five major areas: laser radiometry, advanced detector technology, quantum information and computing, optical and electrical waveform metrology, and quantum-based standards. The Division also operates a comprehensive micro/nano-fabrication facility to create unique devices that advance measurement science, standards, and services. Our focus on a targeted set of technical areas enables us to maximize impact and benefit from collaboration among our projects and with industry, government, and university stakeholders.Robert Hickernell, Acting Division Chief
Conferences and Events
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)/TC 172/SC 9 Optics and Photonics/Electro-optical Systems
September 9-11, 2013
9th Annual DOE Laser Safety Officer Workshop
September 10-12, 2013
On right, "cupcakes" of vertically aligned carbon nanotube arrays (VANTAs) grown on silicon, which appears purple in the photo. On left, scanning electron microscope (SEM) image of VANTAs. With the VANTA structures, NIST researchers have achieved near unity absorption over an unprecedented broad wavelength range - from visible to far infrared.