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PhD scholarship in Quantum-enhanced multiphoton fluorescence microscopy

University of Strathclyde

We are looking for a talented and passion-driven candidate for a fully-funded PhD scholarship at the Institute of Photonics (, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.
The project aims at building a novel multiphoton fluorescence microscope that relies on quantum states of light to overcome the sensitivity limits of the current technology. The student will develop and build the appropriate quantum light source for enhancing multiphoton absorption to levels where fluorescence can be excited using lower laser power, ideally suited for biological samples. It will encompass a combination of nonlinear and quantum optics, as well as imaging.
The PhD student will work on the design and realisation of optical systems, nonlinear frequency conversion, the generation and characterisation of quantum states (e.g. entangled photons), software coding and microscopy. They will have access to state-of-the-art optical laboratories, laser sources and photon detectors. On-chip sources of entangled photons for building more compact and application-oriented systems will also be investigated.
The studentship is co-funded by Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics, Glasgow, UK (, giving access to their prototyping facilities and promoting collaborative work with technology users.
Full funding, covering fees and stipend (~15,000£/year) for 3.5 years, is available for UK and EU nationals only. Starting date: November 2019 – March 2020

How to apply

To apply, please send a CV and a brief personal statement to To enter our PhD programme applicants require an upper-second or first class BSc Honours degree, or a Master qualification of equal or higher standard, in Physics, Engineering or a related discipline (or equivalent international degree).

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University of Strathclyde

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G1 1RD Glasgow, United Kingdom

Published on November 13, 2019

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