PhD position in theoretical quantum optics (University of Paderborn)

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Application deadline: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

The Physics Department is offering a position for a
PhD student
(pay scale 13 TV-L)
The employment (75 % of regular working time) is initially limited to the
duration of the PhD project, depending on the previous qualification, for a
period of usually 3 years in accordance with the federal state Science
Employment Law (WissZeitVG) and will be filled as soon as possible.
Depending on the progress of the PhD project an extension is possible.
The successful applicant will be assigned to a research project in the area
of theoretical quantum optics, namely integrated quantum optical circuits
with detectors, and is expected to work towards obtaining a PhD. It is
planned to theoretically and numerically describe and analyze the
propagation, interference and measurement of photons, analyze
mesoscopic states and photonic entanglement in integrated quantum
optical systems. These systems may contain combinations of integrated
photon-pairs sources, waveguides, couplers, beam splitters, polarization
converters and detectors which allow to generate, manipulate and
measure exotic states of light. Within this framework we are looking for a
highly motivated PhD student to develop a thorough theoretical analysis for
the performance of quantum optical waveguide systems with integrated
superconducting detectors. Of particular relevance is the analysis of
measurement induced nonlinearities, i.e. the influence of photon
detection/absorption on the nonclassical properties of travelling light fields,
in an integrated optics environment. The project will be performed in
collaboration with experimental partners at the University of Paderborn and
the position is financed through the SFB/Transregio 142 “Tailored
nonlinear photonics: From fundamental concepts to functional structures”
which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
Condition of employment/ requirements:
Applicants must have a master’s degree in physics or in a relevant related
subject, a solid background in quantum optics, quantum mechanics, and
experience in computational algorithms and modelling/simulation.
Applications from women are particularly welcome and, in case of equal
qualifications and experience, will receive preferential treatment according
to state law (LGG). Part-time employment is possible in general. Qualified
disabled people (in the sense of the German social law SGB IX) are also
encouraged to apply.
Further information can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Torsten Meier. In your
application please mention the reference no. 3175 and send your
application by December 1st, 2017, as a single pdf file in German or
English to Prof. Dr. Torsten Meier: