Applications are invited for a three-year PhD scholarship within the field of quantum optics at the Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark. The project is a part of an international collaboration with the Max-Planck institute for the Science of light in Germany and Queensland University in Australia.
Spurred by the increasing demand on highly sensitive sensors in various sciences, optical systems that enable measurement precisions beyond what is possible with classical approaches by means of quantum technology are being intensely explored. Quantum sensing of various parameters beyond the standard classical limit have been achieved by a number of groups using quantum light, but all systems have been based on large bulk setups incompatible with real life applications. In this project we want to pursue a novel route to quantum sensing based on micro-cavities on a chip. The micro-cavities produce quantum light that can be used for the measurement of various quantities such as temperature, motion, position and rotation at sensitivities unreachable with conventional methods.
- master degree within optics/photonics, physics or engineering or a similar degree with an equivalent academic level.
- background in quantum optics and micro-optics fabrication is an advantage.
- good communication skills in English – written and spoken.
- ability to work independently, and to be a part of a dynamical group.
Approval and Enrolment
The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.
Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years.
For further information please contact Associate Professor Ulrik L. Andersen, e-mail: [email protected]
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We must have your online application by 1 March 2011. Please open the link “apply for this job online”, fill in the application form and attach the following documents;
- A short motivation
- Copy of certificate with grades, publications and/or thesis.
References if applicable to: Dorte Glass, [email protected]
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree, but cannot begin before having received it.
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, inability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline : 1 March 2011
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