STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
We are searching for a talented and motivated PhD student who is interested in experimental quantum optics and quantum information with trapped ions. The research will focus on the investigation of trapped strontium Rydberg ions.
Trapped Rydberg ions are a novel system for quantum technologies. By laser light, the ions’ outermost electrons are excited to high-lying orbitals. Such Rydberg ions are million times bigger than ions in the ground state, and due to their size, they obtain very peculiar properties.
In particular, Rydberg ions can be entangled via a strong dipolar interaction. For trapped ions this method promises a speed up of entangling gates, thus enabling a faster trapped ion quantum computer or quantum simulator.
The experimental PhD position will take place in the Trapped Ion Quantum Technology group at Stockholm University. For more information please see http://qtech.fysik.su.se , or contact Markus Hennrich firstname.lastname@example.org.
Detailed eligibility rules are given here.