2009/07/23

Ph.D Scholarship in Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherland

A PhD student position in the area of quantum optics and solid-state physics is available at the Photonics and Semiconductor Nanophysics group at the Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands).

Quantum dots (QDs) are semiconductor nanostructures with a three-dimensional confinement potential, resulting in a quantized energy structure and atom-like radiative emission properties. Single QDs in optical nanocavities provide an ideal framework to investigate cavity quantum electrodynamic (QED) effects in a solid-state environment, with important potential applications to quantum information processing.

This project, funded by the Dutch Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM), aims at investigating the dynamic control of cavity QED effects by the application of ultrafast electric fields. By applying a time-dependent electric field on QDs in photonic crystal nanocavities, we will dynamically tune the exciton energy and therefore control the coupling with the cavity mode in a timescale faster than the spontaneous emission time. We aim at demonstrating the control of the photon waveform, and the generation of entangled light-matter states, by the control of the weak- and strong-coupling regime, respectively.

Requirements

University Graduate

We welcome applications from candidates with a Master degree and an excellent academic record in physics (condensed matter or optical physics). Candidates must prove a strong attitude towards experimental physics. Candidates with engineering or material science background will not be considered.

Organization
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven Department of Applied Physics

The Department of Applied Physics at Eindhoven University of Technology has 15 professorial chairs with about 65 academic and 60 technical specialists, as well as 110 graduate and 375 undergraduate students. The leading research themes cover functional materials, transport physics, and plasma physics and radiation technology. The department has extensive national and international partnerships, including industrial partners. It participates in several national (top) research schools, and in two national top technology institutes: Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI) and Materials Innovation Institute (M2i). Eindhoven University of Technology is one of the three participants in the Dutch 3TU Federation of Universities of Technology.

Conditions of employment
Estimated maximum salary per month: eur 2500 - 3000
Employment basis: Temporary for specified period
Duration of the contract: 4 years
Maximum hours per week: 40

Application
You can apply for this scholarship before 31 August 2009 by sending your application to:

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Prof. Andrea Fiore
Postbus 513
5600 MB Eindhoven
Nederland
E-mail address: a.fiore@tue.nl

When applying for this job always mention the vacancy number V34.337.

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