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PhD position on experimental integrated quantum photonics in silicon nitride

University of Twente

A four-year PhD position is available to work on integrated photonic quantum information processing in silicon nitride, in the Adaptive Quantum Optics group at the University of Twente, with Jelmer Renema and Pepijn Pinkse.
– The project –
Integrated photonics is a promising platform for quantum information and communication tasks. Silicon nitride is well suited for quantum information processing purposes due to its low optical loss and high component density. In the last few years, we have been successfully working on demonstrating large-scale quantum systems consisting of multiphoton entangled states in large, tunable linear interferometers constructed from silicon nitride waveguides. This has been done in close collaboration with our spin-out company QuiX. Our goals are fundamental studies of large-scale photonic entanglement and proof-of-principle demonstrations of quantum algorithms.
– Our profile –
We value independence, curiosity and intellectual rigor. We value an appreciation for both fundamental and applied research. We value the ability to communicate and collaborate with a wide variety of research partners, from photonics engineers and commercial parties to cryptographers and quantum theorists. We value engagement with the larger research community, both locally and (inter)nationally.
–Practicalities–
We are looking for a candidate to start as soon as is practical. Conditions will be according to the collective bargaining agreement of Dutch universities, including an indicative starting salary of ~1900 Eur/mth (after tax).

How to apply

Applicants may wish to include two letters of recommendation, a list of grades and a CV. Applications should be sent to Jelmer Renema, j.j.renema@utwente.nl

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Published on September 11, 2020

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