Senior Researcher in Silicon Photonics for Space-Division Multiplexing Technology

Technical University of Denmark - DTU Fotonik

DTU Fotonik works on research in most areas of photonics, covering the fields of lasers, LEDs, optical sensors, optical fibers, optical communications, nanophotonics and quantum photonics. 

The department now has an open position for a senior researcher within the field of silicon photonics for space-division multiplexing technology. 

The posted position will be based in the High-Speed Optical Communications Group, and will partly support the newly established DNRF research centre of excellence, SPOC (Silicon Photonics for Optical Communications). 

Responsibilities and tasks
DTU Fotonik seeks a senior researcher who can undertake a leading research role in Silicon Photonics for Space Division Multiplexing Technology applied in both high-capacity classical optical fibre communication and advanced quantum communication within the following areas:  

  • Design and fabrication of silicon photonic integrated circuits for space division multiplexers
  • Investigation of silicon photonic integrated chips for future high-capacity space division multiplexing transmission and network nodes
  • Investigation of high-dimensional quantum state manipulation based on silicon photonic integrated devices, and investigation of high-dimensional quantum key distribution using silicon photonic integrated circuits and advanced space division multiplexing fibres 

As a senior researcher at DTU Fotonik you are expected to collaborate with colleagues within the Department as well as at other DTU departments. You are expected to develop strong external relations with universities and industry in Denmark and internationally. Furthermore, you are expected to strive for scientific excellence within your field. You are expected to perform excellent supervision of PhD students and undergraduate students, and in general perform teaching activities to about 20% of your time. You are expected to be able to attract external funding from national and international sources in support of your research activities. 

Application procedure
To apply, please read the full job advertisement at

Application deadline: 25 May 2017 

DTU Fotonik has 210 employees with competences in optics and is one of the largest centers in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research is performed within optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics. 

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and public service. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,600 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

Share this job
  Share by Email   Print this job   More sharing options
We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information

Type / Role: