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We construct different types of atomic clocks to generate optical frequencies that have demonstrated a fractional instability approaching 1 part in 1018 and an absolute fractional frequency uncertainty below 10-17. We develop laser frequency combs to connect stable optical frequencies to each other and to microwave sources with an imprecision below 1 part in 1019. These state-of-the-art frequency combs are also developed for other important applications, including ultra-low noise microwave generation, chip-scale sensors, mid-IR molecular spectroscopy, optical waveform generation,and calibration of astronomical spectrographs for searches for exo-planets.
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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF): Summer program at NIST-Boulder for undergraduates in science, engineering, and mathematics. The application deadline is February 15 annually.
Postdoctoral, Visiting Scientist, and Graduate Positions: Our group has periodic openings for Postdoctoral Fellows, Visiting Scientists, and Graduate Students. Please contact us for more information.