Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Cavity Quantum Photonics

University of Oxford - Department of Physics

Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in cavity quantum photonics.

The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 12 months, with a possible extension by 4 months.

This project is a targeted research effort supported by the EPSRC Hub for Networked Quantum Information Technologies (NQIT). We are seeking for researchers to assist with the development of a quantum-photonic network which connects single atoms deterministically coupled to high-finesse optical cavities to enable remote coupling, measurement-induced entanglement and hybrid atom-photon quantum processing.

The successful candidate will explore and compare atom-trap compliant cavity-mirror designs and mirror production methods, including super-polishing of substrates, laser machining of fibre tips and focussed ion-beam (FIB) milling. The aim is to eventually produce mirrors which allow for strong mode coupling and for plano-concave cavities of large mirror distance, potentially compliant with both ion and atom traps.

Applicants should possess, (or be very close to obtaining) a doctorate in physics or a related field and ideally have a strong experimental background in high-finesse cavity-QED, atom optics, integrated photonics, quantum optics and quantum correlation measurements.

Previous experience in the fields of atom/ion trapping, microfabrication, and complex data analysis and process control will be an advantage.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of optical cavity QED techniques, photonic quantum networks, non-classical correlation and entanglement phenomena and their experimental implementations, and to possess a strong research track record in quantum atom optics or related fields.  

The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Axel Kuhn (axel.kuhn@physics.ox.ac.uk).

You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 23 November 2017 can be considered.

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=131403

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