Quantum photonics is one of the leading platforms for quantum computing, being one of the few to have demonstrated a quantum advantage and having excellent scalability as well as operation at room temperature. In particular, integrated photonics is a crucial technology for large-scale quantum photonic interference.
At the University of Twente, we combine expertise in integrated photonics with expertise on both theoretical and experimental quantum optics to carry out innovative research into the fundamentals and applications of photonic quantum interference. Our vision is to do the fundamental research necessary to build large-scale quantum optical systems that can help solve real-world problems. Some of our recent highlights include theoretical work on the USTC quantum advantage demonstrations, the experimental demonstration of the world’s largest quantum photonic processor, and first demonstration of quantum photo-thermodynamics. We are supported in these efforts by a long-standing collaboration with our spinout company QuiX Quantum BV, who produce world-best photonic processors with the unique combination of low loss and high component density achievable with SiN photonic waveguides.
In this project, adaptive techniques will be developed to design photonic processors which are more robust to fabrication errors, as well as better strategies for programming those processors. These processors will then be used to implement novel applications of photonic quantum information processing which we have devised in our group.
Information and application
Are you interested in this position? Please send your application until September 30st and should include:
- an application/motivation letter, emphasizing your specific interest, qualifications and motivation to apply for this position,
- a detailed CV (resume) and
- a publication list.
For enquiries, please contact Prof. P.W.H. Pinkse, tel. 053 489 5904 or by email: P.W.H.Pinkse@utwente.nl
About the organization
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.