Part-time, with half of the regular working hours of a full time position, employment is in the context of the BMBF Project "Q.com-H". This is a fixed term-position until 30.04.2017 (§ 2 Abs. 1 WissZeitVG).
Many researchers are fascinated from the rich physics of semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) and their high potential for applications in photonics and quantum information technology. Future long-distance secure quantum information networks will require single-photon and entangled photon sources operating at optical fiber communication wavelengths, particularly in the telecom C-band at 1.55 µm, which offers the lowest attenuation losses in silica fibers. InP-based QDs are one of the possible candidates to reach this spectral window.
In this BMBF project, we offer a PhD position to highly motivated student who intends to enhance her/his scientist carrier in the field of semiconductor quantum optics. She/he should have a high interest in basic experimental research and like working in an interdisciplinary environment. The research will be carried out at the Institute of Nanostructure Technologies and Analytics, INA, University of Kassel.
The focus of the project is to grow, characterize, and embed in resonators and pin-diode low density InP- based QDs. The final goal is to achieve high quality single QDs emitting around 1.55 µm with narrow excitonic linewidth and small fine-structure splitting for quantum information applications. The work will be performed in close collaboration with other project partners.
The applicant should have an outstanding academic record with a strong background in physics, nanostructure science and/or engineering. Previous research experience in optics, QD growth, processing is desirable but not essential. The appointed candidate could start immediately.
For more information please contact:
Dr. M. Benyoucef, Tel +49-561-804-4553, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Dr. J. P. Reithmaier, Tel +49-561-804-4430, Email: email@example.com
Or refer to our website: http://tp.ina-kassel.de. Technische Physik, INA, Heinrich-Plett-Str 40, 34132, Germany
Application deadline: 31 July 2014
The University of Kassel is committed to increase the female representation. Applications from women are therefore particularly welcome. Severely disabled applicants with equal qualification will be preferred. Please submit your application documents as copies only (not include folders), because they may not be returned after completion of the competition and will be destroyed in compliance with data protection rules. The applications with the respective documents stating the Ref. code 23232-23236 should be sent to the President of the University of Kassel, 34125 Kassel, Germany, or electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.