PhD position for Ultra-low loss silicon nitride waveguides for quantum delay lines.
Revolutionize Quantum Optics with our breakthrough ultra-low loss delay lines. Perfect for Quantum Information Processing, our cutting-edge technology enhances quantum memories, repeaters, and single-photon sources. Step into the future of precision with our state-of-the-art delay lines, where every line is a leap forward in quantum advancement!
We are looking for a enthusiastic PhD candidate to work on ultra-low loss silicon nitride waveguides for quantum delay lines. You will develop, optimise and apply nanofabrication techniques to make these waveguides in the UT’s Nanolab, analyse the results and make proof-of-principle demonstrations in the domain of quantum optics. Your home base will be within the Adaptive Quantum Optics (AQO) chair in the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente.Your supervisor will be Prof. Pepijn Pinkse (AQO).
We work closely together with our colleagues in the integrated photonics program.
Information and application
Are you interested in this position? Please send your application via the 'Apply now' button below before March 31 and should include:
- A cover letter (maximum 2 pages A4), emphasizing your specific interest, qualifications, and motivations to apply for this position.
- A Curriculum Vitae, including a list of all courses attended and grades obtained, and, if applicable, a list of publications.
- An IELTS-test, Internet TOEFL test (TOEFL-iBT), or a Cambridge CAE-C (CPE). Applicants with a non-Dutch qualification and who have not had secondary and tertiary education in English can only be admitted with an IELTS-test showing a total band score of at least 6.5, internet. TOEFL test (TOEFL-iBT) showing a score of at least 90, or a Cambridge CAE-C (CPE).
For more information regarding this position, you are welcome to contact Prof dr. Pepijn Pinkse, email@example.com.
About the department
Adaptive Quantum Optics (AQO) combines adaptive methods to counteract or even exploit disorder in nanophotonic systems in combination with quantum states of light. Within AQO, we employ adaptive systems designed to compensate for fluctuations and randomness inherent in nanophotonic structures. Whether exploring natural or artificial multiple-scattering photonic media or engineered nanophotonic structures, we strive to uncover the underlying principles that govern their behaviour.
AQO stands as a beacon at the intersection of quantum optics, nanooptics, and security, equipped with state-of-the-art technology and a commitment to pushing the boundaries of scientific exploration.
About the organisation
The Faculty of Science & Technology (Technische Natuurwetenschappen, TNW) engages some 700 staff members and 2000 students in education and research on the cutting edge of chemical technology, applied physics and biomedical technology. Our fields of application include sustainable energy, process technology and materials science, nanotechnology and technical medicine. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally and is strengthened by the many young researchers working on innovative projects with as doctoral candidates and post-docs. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.