16/01/2020

PhD positions at the physics and engineering physics departments Université Libre de Bruxelles


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    PhysicsApplied physics
    PhysicsCondensed matter properties
    PhysicsOptics
    PhysicsQuantum mechanics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    30/09/2020 09:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Belgium › Brussels
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/02/2020

Topic : Hybrid SiN nonlinear waveguides and microcavities for single photon manipulation

The project consist in manipulating photons (changing their frequency and making them interact) using the second order nonlinearity of a new type of waveguide exhibiting a very large second order optical response.

The project includes many aspects of physics engineering : theory, design, fabrication, and experimentation not only in photonics but also in material science. These tasks are to be shared between two PhD students. A first candidate (1) will focus more on fabrication of the hybrid waveguides and their use as frequency conversion. A second candidate (2) will touch upon new phase matching strategies and the interaction of single photons in existing and newly developped nonlinear waveguides.

 

 

Benefits

The monthly salary amonts for 2055 euros exempted from taxes. Benefits include mandatory health insurrance, laptop, travel to conferences and doctoral schools. The contract is for an initial duration of 2 years and is to be extended preferably via a FNRS grant (for that reason : candidates having finished their master more than a year ago won’t be considered).

Eligibility criteria

The position is open as early as February 2020 and applications will be assessed until both positions are filled in without a hard deadline. To apply, submit your CV and a cover letter to Stéphane Clemmen by email. References and possibly your master thesis can also be helpful.

Additional comments

INSTITUTION

 

The project will take place primarly at the Université Libre de Bruxelles under the supervision of Stephane Clemmen. OPERA-photonics and the Quantum information laboratory share a large lab dedicated to nonlinear and quantum optics. Both the science faculty and the engineering school offer regular scientific talks and events, as well as courses and social events dedicated to PhD students.

The first candidate (1) will be co-supervised by prof Stéphane Clemmen (OPERA-photonics, LIQ) and prof Simone Napolitano (Polymer and Soft Matter Dynamics).

The second candidate (2) will be be co-supervised by prof Stéphane Clemmen (OPERA-photonics, LIQ) and prof Bart Kuyken (Ghent University). The student will be formally enrolled in co-tutelle with the University of Gent in the photonics research group (PRG) where the student is expected to spent at least ¼ of his/her time. PRG has a strong expertise in integrated optics.

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent
    Physics: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    FRENCH: Good
    IRISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

At the starting time of the contract, the applicant must hold a master degree in physics, physics engineering or photonics engineering.

Good knowledge of optics and quantum mechanics are required. Cleanroom training is a plus (1) so as numerical simulation knowledge (2).

Suffisient knowledge of English is required and knowledge of French is a plus.

Specific Requirements

RESPONSABILITIES

- Perform research in an increasingly independant way

- Reporting on the research

- Communication to peers oraly at conference and via specialixzed journal publications

- A limited amount of teaching hours is foreseen (8 days / year or laboratory sessions or 10*2 hours / year of exercices)

Map Information

Job Work Location Personal Assistance locations
Work location(s)
2 position(s) available at
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Belgium
Brussels
1050
50 avenue Roosevelt

EURAXESS offer ID: 481556

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