ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversité Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
RESEARCH FIELDPhysics › Applied physicsPhysics › Condensed matter propertiesPhysics › OpticsPhysics › Quantum mechanics
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE30/09/2020 09:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONBelgium › Brussels
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
OFFER STARTING DATE01/02/2020
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.
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).
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.
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.
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELEngineering: Master Degree or equivalentPhysics: Master Degree or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESFRENCH: GoodIRISH: Good
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.
- 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)
EURAXESS offer ID: 481556
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