Nanoscale quantum optics

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Eindhoven University of Technology
15 February, 2011


51° 26' 29.9112" N, 5° 28' 11.0028" E

In the framework of a new large research initiative on Nanoscale Quantum Optics, the Dutch FOM (Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter) has an open PhD position. The research will be carried out at the Photonics and Semiconductor Nanophysics group at the Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands), see The selected candidate will perform cutting-edge fundamental research at the interface between quantum optics and solid-state nanophysics. The goal is to investigate the spontaneous emission of excitons in semiconductor nanostructures in the presence of strongly localised plasmonic resonances around metal nanoparticles. We wish to investigate the regimes of weak and strong coupling between excitons and plasmons, and evidence the breaking of the conventional dipole approximation in the presence of nanoscale optical confinement. The selected candidate will be involved in all aspects of the project, from the nanofabrication of metal nanostructures, to the advanced optical characterisation by far-field and near-field spectroscopy and scanning tunneling luminescence, and the theoretical modeling of the spontaneous emission process.

We welcome applications from candidates with a Master degree and an excellent academic record in condensed-matter physics or optics. Candidates must prove a strong attitude towards experimental physics and the drive and capacity to tackle different aspects of a complex physical problem with large independence.

Please email (max 300 kB, no large attachments) a CV with name and address of two references to: Prof. Andrea Fiore, a [dot] fiore [at] tue [dot] nl Candidates are urged to apply as soon as possible, as selection will start immediately.

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