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ESR 15 - Open Position

Publié le 16 septembre 2020

ESR 15 - Ph.D. scholarship on Optomechanics with Quantum Emitters

The Quantum & Laser Photonics group at DTU Fotonik at the Technical University of Denmark is seeking a candidate for a Ph.D. position on "Optomechanics with Quantum Emitters".

Responsibilities and tasks
This Ph.D. project is focused on experimental investigation and realization of advanced quantum photonic devices, based on photon-phonon coupling in nanowire quantum dots. A semiconductor nanowire with embedded quantum dots represents a highly controllable platform for studying photon-phonon interactions at the nanoscale. Mechanical vibrations in the nanowire can induce a shift in the frequency of the single photons emitted from the quantum dot. In this project, we plan to realize such a system by exploiting GaAs quantum dots controllably grown in AlGaAs nanowires. Our quantum dots will also be frequency-locked to one of the optical transitions of rubidium atoms. We are at the very forefront of international research in this area, and the topic is new, creating ample opportunities for the Ph.D. student to push the state-of-the-art significantly and define new standards in the field.

In particular, you will be:

  • Building advanced optical setups for cutting-edge experiments in quantum photonic technologies,
  • Realizing first nanowire devices for quantum non-demolition measurements of single photons,
  • Exploring the boundary between classical and quantum worlds.


Candidates should have a master's degree in physics or electrical engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master's degree in engineering.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation, and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for Ph.D. degree students. The period of employment is 3 years.

Application deadline is July 15, 2020. The expected start date is August 15, 2020.

The workplace will be at DTU Fotonik, Department of Photonics Engineering, at the Kgs. Lyngby Campus.

Further information & How to Apply
Please see this link for more information about the position and the hiring procedure.

Selection process
QUDOT-TECH is open to researchers regardless of gender, religion, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, political views, language, age and nationality. Applications from highly qualified applicants from outside the EU will thus be equally considered to other applicants. The integration of refugees is an EU priority and we will ensure equal opportunities to the researchers whose scientific careers have been interrupted. To ensure a gender balance in the project and work towards the Commission’s own policies on narrowing the gap between the genders in research, should two applicants be found to be equally qualified the preference will be given to the one that will balance the gender distribution in the entire Network. After the deadline, all submitted applications will be checked against the defined admissibility and eligibility criteria (e.g. submitted electronically, readable, complete, in English, including grades and references), and applicants will be informed by email within two work weeks on the outcome. The following interviews and selection process will be carried out by a temporary Selection Committee constituted by the Coordinator (when possible) and the supervisors. Evaluation criteria include: Scientific background (with particular focus on quantum mechanics), previous publications, capacity for creativity and independent thinking and leadership, mentoring and presentation abilities.

Protection of personal data
The personal data of the applicants will be handled in compliance with applicable EU and national law on data protection (GDPR).

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and innovation Programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No. 861097.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and innovation Programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No. 861097.