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Applied Physics Division Groups

Advanced Microwave Photonics Group

Our group focuses on novel ways to couple quantum electrical and mechanical circuits with an emphasis on problems in quantum information and the limits of measurement. Our approach utilizes tools and methodologies borrowed from several disparate fields, including applied superconductivity, quantum

Faint Photonics Group

The Faint Photonics Group develops new light sources, detectors, and measurement techniques that operate at the few photon limit to address national needs in the areas of quantum information science, remote sensing, long-distance communications, and imaging.

Fiber Sources and Applications Group

The group's primary thrusts are the development and application of fiber-laser frequency combs to optical clocks, frequency transfer, ranging, and precision spectroscopy. Specific recent work includes development of a robust, fieldable frequency comb, synchronization of distant clocks to femtosecond

Magnetic Imaging Group

We develop calibration methods, standards, and contrast agents for magnetic imaging technologies as needed by the U.S. healthcare industry and the U.S. government to advance and validate quantitative biomagnetic imaging methods.

Molecular and BioPhotonics Group

Photonic techniques, which use light to image, detect, and manipulate molecules and biomolecules, are used to establish the optical measurement science, modeling, and simulation tools to enable the characterization and control of molecular systems.

Quantitative Nanostructure Characterization Group

The projects within the group are highly interconnected to cover metrology and standards development as well as pursue novel device concepts, particularly for 2D materials, magnetic nanomaterials and group III-nitride semiconductors. We maintain active collaborations with other groups at NIST and

Quantum Nanophotonics Group

The Quantum Nanophotonics Group develops and provides advanced measurement technology, methodology, and test structures to support the efficient manufacture and characterization of optoelectronic components.

Sources and Detectors Group

The Sources and Detectors Group conducts research on the characterization of lasers, detectors, and related components.