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PhD Studentship: Photon-Mediated Collective Effects in Quantum Optics

Queen's University Belfast - Centre for Quantum Materials & Technologies, School of Mathematics & Physics

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Belfast
Funding for: UK Students
Funding amount: £18,622 annual stipend + full coverage of tuition fees + support grant for travel and attending conferences for 3 years
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 19th October 2023
Closes: 19th January 2024

The PhD project centres on both experimental investigations and theoretical studies related to collective quantum phenomena and cooperative interactions among quantum emitters that share a common mode within various nanophotonic waveguide configurations. In one-dimensional settings, confined optical modes lead to the accumulation of directional correlations, resulting in the spontaneous breaking of mirror symmetry and the emergence of chirality. The primary goal is to achieve coherent coupling among multiple emitters embedded within these waveguides. The research covers both fundamental exploration and practical applications in the field of collective and chiral quantum optics [1-4].

The specific project objectives encompass several key areas, with a primary focus on developing experimental and computational tools tailored for designing chiral and topological nanophotonic waveguides. These objectives revolve around exploring scenarios for the seamless integration of single emitters into waveguides. This includes consideration of quantum emitters such as defects in solids, two-dimensional materials, and semiconductor quantum dots. Furthermore, the project aims to achieve collective coupling phenomena within chiral nanophotonic waveguides and make a significant contribution to our understanding of fundamental physical phenomena associated with light-matter interactions at the nanoscale.

The PhD project offers a distinctive opportunity to acquire a diverse range of experiences in a cutting-edge research environment and develop expertise in nanophotonic design, laser spectroscopy, single photon measurements, nanofabrication, and confocal microscopy. Two positions are available, with one primarily focusing on experimental quantum optics, and the other on nanophotonic design and fabrication. The research is multidisciplinary, involving nanophotonics, quantum optics, solid-state physics, materials science, and quantum information processing.

For informal inquiries, please feel free to contact Dr. Hamidreza Siampour (h.siampour@qub.ac.uk) at the Centre for Quantum Materials & Technologies, School of Mathematics & Physics, Queen’s University Belfast.

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to possess a first or upper-second class degree in physics, electrical engineering, or a relevant discipline (or an equivalent overseas qualification), or a lower second-class degree along with a Master's degree.

Funding

Department for the Economy (DfE). For eligibility information please click here.

Funding amount: £18,622 annual stipend + full coverage of tuition fees + support grant for travel and attending conferences for 3 years.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted via the Direct Applications Portal.

References

  1. Lodahl, P. et al. Chiral quantum optics. Nature 541, 473 (2017).
  2. Evans, R. E. et al. Photon-mediated interactions between quantum emitters in a diamond nanocavity. Science 362, 662 (2018).
  3. Cardenas-Lopez, S., Masson, S. J., Zager, Z. & Asenjo-Garcia, A. Many-body superradiance and dynamical mirror symmetry breaking in waveguide QED. Physical Review Letters 131, 033605 (2023).
  4. Siampour, H. et al. Observation of large spontaneous emission rate enhancement of quantum dots in a broken-symmetry slow-light waveguide. npj Quantum Information 9, 15 (2023).
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