The Quantum Photonics Laboratory at Heriot-Watt University seeks a talented and motivated scientist to start a new line of research on quantum technology with stoichiometric rare-earth crystals for quantum memory applications. Significant goals include the characterization of the optical and spin properties of different crystals, optimization of their electronic and spin coherence, and the implementation of quantum memory protocols in both bulk crystals and waveguide structures.
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.