The Centre for Nano Optics (www.sdu.dk/nano-optics) at the Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark, in Odense seeks a suitable candidate for a 3-year position as PhD Research Fellow within the area of Experimental Quantum Metasurfaces with the expected starting date: February 1, 2022. The position is supported by the Villum Young Investigator project (2021-2025) awarded to Assistant Prof. Fei Ding. For more information on the project, see https://veluxfoundations.dk/en/19-new-villum-young-investigators-in-2021.
The proposed project is concerned with experimental investigations and theoretical studies of possibilities for the realization of quantum metasurfaces implemented by integrating quantum emitters based on nano-diamonds containing color centers with optical metasurfaces, with the overall goal being to generate and manipulate compact and high-performance quantum sources at room temperature.
The project goals include the development of analytical approaches, computational tools, and experimental (fabrication and characterization) techniques for the realization of quantum metasurfaces implemented with optical metasurfaces integrated with nano-diamonds containing color centers as well as the contribution to further progress in the understanding of physical mechanisms involved in nanoscale light-matter interactions at the single-photon level. The overarching goal is to realize fast compact and efficient quantum sources at room temperature, enabling the efficient on-demand generation of single photons with arbitrary wavefronts and the realization of robust on-chip sources of entangled photons.
Potential candidates for the 3-year PhD-scholarship are expected to have a relevant MSc degree and experimental skills in at least one of the following areas: nanofabrication, advanced electromagnetic modelling with metasurfaces and quantum emitters, and optical characterization of plasmon-based metasurfaces operating in visible and near-infrared wavelength ranges.
Candidates should motivate their application in a cover letter.
For more detailed information regarding the research planned please contact:
Professor Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi, phone: +4565507341; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Assistant Professor & Villum Young Investigator Fei Ding, phone: +4565507442; e-mail: email@example.comIf you experience technical problems you must contact firstname.lastname@example.org.