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Nano-Structured Optics and Optical Surface Metrology
Last Updated Date: 06/05/2015

The project focuses on significant metrology challenges that impede the advancement of high-performance optical and photonic systems. We develop, … more

Light-matter Interactions in Semiconductor Nanostructures
Last Updated Date: 06/03/2015

The quantum optics of light interacting with semiconductor-based nanostructures is being studied to extend concepts of entanglement and coherence … more

Quantum information technology and correlated photon radiometry
Last Updated Date: 06/03/2015

We develop methods and devices to further radiometric techniques and quantum information technology. This includes developing and characterizing … more

Realizing Pressure, Temperature, and Length using Optical Interferometry
Last Updated Date: 05/29/2015

This project aims to fundamentally change the methods for realizing and disseminating the SI units of pressure, temperature, and length. The … more

Dynamic Pressure
Last Updated Date: 05/29/2015

Manufacturing processes by their very nature require a judicious, time-dependent use of pressure and temperature to transform a base material into … more

Spectroscopy of Engineered Atoms
Last Updated Date: 05/29/2015

Experiments with atomic systems designed to have features more favorable for improved measurements of atomic properties and constants of nature. more

Multi-Photon Laser Cooling
Last Updated Date: 05/27/2015

Laser cooling of atoms is a powerful and widely used tool in atomic physics. Traditional laser cooling relies primarily on the mechanical effect of … more

Plasma Metrology
Last Updated Date: 05/27/2015

Experimental and computational techniques in support of commercial and scientific uses of plasmas.

Atomic Spectroscopy Data Center
Last Updated Date: 05/27/2015

Critical compilations of atomic energy levels, transition wavelengths, and transition probabilities. Online databases. more

Electron Beam Ion Trap (EBIT) Facility
Last Updated Date: 05/27/2015

The NIST EBIT Facility is used to investigate the science and applications of highly charged ions.

ANSI N42.42 Standard
Last Updated Date: 05/14/2015

The purpose of the N42 data format is to facilitate manufacturer-independent transfer of information from radiation measurement instruments for … more

NIST Calibration of SDO/EVE/ESP Rocket Instrument
Last Updated Date: 05/13/2015

NASA launched the Solar Dynamics Observatory ( SDO ) satellite on 11 Feb 2010 on a mission to study the sun. The EUV Variability Experiment ( EVE … more

Advanced Microwave Photonics
Last Updated Date: 05/13/2015

America's future prosperity and security may rely in part on the exotic properties of quantum mechanics. Research on quantum information (QI) … more

Laser Radiometry
Last Updated Date: 05/08/2015

Accurate characterization of photonic equipment is important for optical communications, medical devices, semiconductor lithography, manufacturing … more

Quantum Dot coated CMOS CID arrays for the UV and VUV
Last Updated Date: 04/23/2015

A technique has been developed for coating commercial off the shelf (COTS) detector arrays with a thin, uniform layer of quantum dots. The quantum … more

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