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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.

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

Molecular and BioPhotonics research lies at the intersection of physics, chemistry, engineering, and life sciences. The development of photonic techniques, which use light to detect, quantify, and image molecules and biomolecules, are used to establish the optical measurement science, modeling, and

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 wide band gap semiconductors, magnetic nanomaterials and 2D materials. We maintain active collaborations with other groups at NIST and

Quantum Nanophotonics Group

The Quantum Nanophotonics Group develops new metrological devices and tools for a wide range of applications, including single photonics for quantum networks, neuromorphic computing, and quantum transduction.

Sources and Detectors Group

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

Spin Electronics Group

The data demands of cloud computing, expanded Internet use, mobile device support, and other applications have prompted the creation of large, centralized computing facilities at hundreds of thousands of sites around the world.