Efficient atom photon interfaces are the basis for quantum computers, fibre networks or miniaturised quantum sensors. Photons are ideal systems to create entangled states or to carry quantum information, while atoms are well suited for information storage or to mediate interactions between photons.
The development of technologies for the 21st century, coupled with fundamental scientific inquiry, is driving new theoretical and experimental research on control in quantum systems. Experience has shown that systematic use of quantum control theory leads to significant improvements in technologies ranging from magnetic resonance to prototype quantum computers. Compelling case studies of quantum control have been developed in wide-ranging fields such as chemistry, metrology, optical networking and computer science.
We seek two group leaders in a newly established project (nisq.eu) funded by Foundation for Polish Science run by a consortium of three Polish scientific institutions: Center for Theoretical Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (CTP PAS, the leader of the consortium), Jagiellonian University (JU), and Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (ITAI PAS). Professor Marek Kuś from CTP PAS leads the entire project.
The Group led by Prof. Radim Filip at Palacky University (http://muj.optol.cz/filip/) is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher in quantum parameter estimation with quantum non-Gaussian states of light and matter allowing error correction strategies. Expertise with non-Gaussian and nonlinear quantum optics, quantum cavity/circuit electrodynamics and physics of trapped atoms/ions will be valued, but an open-minded researcher ready for a new challenge is most welcome.
> Fundamental study of nonlinear optics on the nanoscale
> Real-life applications to spectroscopy and microscopy
> Breakthrough research at the University of Technology Sydney
A PhD scholarship is available for the right candidate, working on Nanoscale Nonlinear Optics at the University of Technology, Sydney. The project involves the design, fabrication and experimental characterisation of smaller-than-wavelength optical resonators and 2D-material based photonic devices to enable efficient wavelength conversion.