Advisor: Prof. Hideo Mabuchi Mabuchilab.org
Q-FARM Fellowships are awarded to students working on quantum measurement, quantum materials, quantum information, quantum optics or a related area.
INVITING APPLICATIONS - To advance quantum research during this exciting time, and help bridge Stanford’s physics and engineering departments, the university has launched a new postdoctoral fellows program named after Felix Bloch, who was a theoretical physicist at Stanford and the university’s first Nobel Prize winner.
The Bloch fellowship is awarded by the Q-FARM (Quantum Fundamentals, Architecture and Machines) initiative, which launched last year (read press release). Q-FARM emerged from Stanford’s long-range planning process as part of a team focused on understanding the natural world. The initiative seeks to utilize the resources of both Stanford and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to accelerate quantum research.
Prof. Jennifer Dionne’s lab has fashioned ultrathin silicon nanoantennas that trap and redirect light, for applications in quantum computing, LIDAR and even the detection of viruses.
in their paper, "High quality factor phase gradient metasurfaces", published in Nature Nanotechnology, Jennifer and team demonstrate a new approach to slow light significantly, much like an echo chamber holds onto sound, and to direct it at will.
This could lead to novel ways of manipulating and using light, including new applications for quantum computing, virtual reality and augmented reality; light-based WiFi; and even the detection of viruses like SARS-CoV-2.
Read more in Stanford News, "Stanford scientists slow and steer light with resonant nanoantennas"