ER7: Interfaces between sources and networks

 Closed call – position assigned


Enrolled fellow: Evan Meyer-Scott (ER7)
Start date:
 1 April 2016
Supervisor: Prof. Christine Silberhorn
Host Institution: University of Paderborn – UPBDuration: 12 months

Scientific background
Integration lies at the heart of scalable approaches to quantum communication and information processing. Many required techniques, such as detectors, electro-optic switches and quantum light sources based on optical nonlinearities, have differing hardware requirements. These elements can be thought of as nodes in a network, therefore their efficient interfacing – both on a single device and as part of a larger optical network – is key to exploiting photonics in quantum information and communication tasks.

Position profile
The position will investigate optimising the interface between lithium niobate (LiNbO3) waveguide technology and standard optical fibre. The approach will be to develop highly-efficient packaging of waveguide samples, both by low-loss pigtailing to optical fibre and optimising waveguide design.

Applicant profile
Applicants must have a PhD in physics or in a related relevant subject at the time of appointment (expected March 2016), and no more than five years’ research experience as defined by the ITN Marie Curie Program (normally equivalent to five years from the start of a PhD program). Experience in integrated optics and/or quantum optics is highly desirable.
Applications from women are explicitly encouraged and will be considered according to the national gender equality law. Qualified disabled persons (according to SGB IX) are also encouraged to apply.

How to apply
Please send your application by 15.12.2015 with reference 2418 to:
Prof. Dr. Christine Silberhorn
University of Paderborn
Faculty of Science
Department of Physics
Warburger Straße 100
D-33098 Paderborn

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