The QuantERA project "Quantum Communications with bright solid-state single-Photon emitters at Room Temperature" (COMPHORT) aims to pioneer the development of room-temperature, solid-state single-photon sources for quantum communications, offering a groundbreaking shift from laboratory to real-world applications. By leveraging the unique optical properties of hexagonal boron nitride quantum emitters, we're creating a user-friendly, "plug & play" device that promises over 80% photon generation probability without the need for cryogenics or complex laser systems. This innovation is set to redefine quantum technology applications, from secure communications to advanced metrology.
Tasks at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid:
As part of this visionary consortium, the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) is entrusted with critical tasks including the nanofabrication of single-photon sources and the integration of these sources into bespoke optical cavities. Our role is pivotal in ensuring the high efficiency and reliability of these quantum devices, contributing directly to the project's success in bridging the gap between quantum science and practical technological applications.
Join Us in Shaping the Future:
We are offering a 3-year PhD position to join our dynamic team at UAM, where you will be at the forefront of quantum technology research. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to a high-impact project, working alongside leading European academic and industrial partners. If you're passionate about quantum science and eager to make a difference in the world, we want you on our team!
For further information, please refer to recent publications, e.g.,
J.-C. Drawer et al., Monolayer-Based Single-Photon Source in a Liquid-Helium-Free Open Cavity Featuring 65% Brightness and Quantum Coherence, Nano Lett. 23, 8683 (2023).
T. Gao, M. von Helversen, C. Antón-Solanas, C. Schneider, and T. Heindel, Atomically-Thin Single-Photon Sources for Quantum Communication, Npj 2D Mater Appl 7, 1 (2023).
M. Esmann, S. C. Wein, and C. Antón-Solanas, Solid-State Single-Photon Sources: Recent Advances for Novel Quantum Materials, arXiv:2312.09280.
Candidates with an MSc degree in physics or engineering are invited to apply, particularly those with experience in experimental quantum science, quantum optics, or spectroscopy. The PhD opportunity is integrated with UAM's PhD program in “Advanced Materials, Nanotechnology, and Photonics” (http://matavanz-uam.epizy.com/?i=1) and is associated with the Research Center of Excellence "Condensed Matter Physics Institute" (https://www.ifimac.uam.es).
Please direct your application to Prof. Carlos Antón Solanas at email@example.com, including a CV, cover letter, publication list, academic transcripts, and the contact information of at least two references. The positions will remain open until filled.