PhD position in experimental quantum photonics with 2D materials, University Paris-Saclay, Versailles, France

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Monday, April 15, 2024

Towards deterministic creation of quantum emitters in 2D materials for optical quantum technologies

We propose a PhD position with a possibility of doing a Master thesis of 4 to 6 months beforehand. The position leads to a doctoral degree of University Paris-Saclay (which is ranked world number 15 in Shanghai ranking).

Job description:
- Fundamental investigation of quantum properties of new colour centres (artificial atoms) in 2D materials using experimental quantum optics techniques
- Building a new setup for in-situ monitoring of controlled creation of the quantum emitters (based on cathodoluminescence)
- Design (using simulation tools) and realisation of integrated quantum devices combining quantum emitters and photonic nanostructures.
The long-term goal is to build a fully integrated quantum photonics chip based on position-controlled identical single photon emitters.
The complete job description can be found here.

The project will take place in Paris region, in France. The GEMaC laboratory is a part of University of Versailles / University Paris-Saclay, which is ranked world number 15 in Shanghai ranking. The Quantum Nanophotonics team has been hosting a new activity focusing on colour centres in wide gap materials for quantum information science, which has already produced some prolific and exciting results. The laboratory is fully equipped for the project. The group is part of a wide and lively environment for quantum science in Paris-Saclay and Paris region. The project also involves partners in other renowned labs. More details about our research activities on

Your profile:
• master degree about to be completed in a recognised university, in optics, condensed matter and/or quantum science, and interest for optical quantum technologies
• previous experience in experimental quantum optics, photonics, 2D materials or spectroscopy is appreciated, as well as some experience in programming
• proficiency in English (or French)
• excellent problem-solving, teamwork, communication skills, independence, persistence

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

To apply, please include a short cover letter, a CV including transcripts and electronic contact details of at least one reference.

Indicative deadline is 15 April. The PhD will start 1st October 2022 and will last 3 years.

Aymeric Delteil