We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic researcher with an excellent record of publications in the research areas of quantum optics and nano-photonics. The main goal of the research is to develop nano-structured dielectric metasurfaces for tailored transformation and generation of few-photon entangled quantum states. The project work will involve both experimental investigations and theoretical modelling. The initial term is 1-year, with a potential extension subject to performance and availability of external funding.
The integrated quantum technology group of Jun.-Prof. Dr. Carsten Schuck is based at the Center for Nanotechnology (CeNTech) on the campus of the University of Münster (Germany). Research activities include the integration of quantum emitters and single-photon detectors with nanophotonic circuitry on silicon chips. The group makes use of a large variety of advanced nano-fabrication techniques, computer-aided design of nanophotonic devices and state-of-the-art measurement capabilities for realizing quantum optics experiments on a scalable platform.
Many-body physics with photons and polaritons is a highly interdisciplinary field, merging diverse areas such as nano-photonics, quantum optics, condensed matter physics, and quantum technologies. The inherent accessibility to local observables, and the ability to probe out-of-equilibrium phenomena make driven many-body photonic systems especially promising for a variety of applications in quantum simulations and quantum computing, as well as in materials science and optical circuitry.
One of the remaining puzzles in modern physics is the transition from quantum to classical physics. While many models, like decoherence, have been proposed, experimental tests remain very challenging. One of the most promising avenues for observing quantum effects at a macroscopic scale has been through optomechanics in which the radiation pressure of light is used to probe and control the dynamics of mechanical oscillators.