The Technical University of Dortmund has an opening for a PostDoc working on the implementation of photonic quantum memories on the basis of rare-earth ion crystals. The successful candidate should design an implement experiments that store photons in the crystals, convert them to nuclear spin degrees of freedom and protect them against environmental perturbations. The project is integrated in the EU-ITN CIPRIS (http://www.cipris.eu/).
A position for a PhD student is available at the chair E3 in the physics department of TU Dortmund University. The starting date is flexible but should be within the first half of 2012. The successful candidate will be part of an EU-sponsored initial trainging network and work on the development of a scheme for storing and preserving optical quantum states in solid state materials. Candidates must have a master degree in physics, ideally optical physics or magnetic resonance. The position has a competitive salary of 3800-4100 EUR, depending on marital status.
The symposium is intended to intensify the link between the basic research areas of photonics and atomic ensembles. Leading scientists in the fields of quantum communication protocols, quantum memory and quantum repeaters, atomic ensembles, Rydberg atoms and photonic QIP will discuss new promising approaches to quantum information and communication technologies and their physical challenges.