PostDoc in experimental quantum optics/information

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Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany
30 September, 2013


Saarland University Saarbruecken

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Position: PostDoc in experimental quantum optics/information
At: Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany
Fields: NV centers in diamond, spin physics, optical microcavities
Application deadline: 2013 - 9 - 30

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PostDoc position « DIADEMS »

A post-doctoral researcher position in experimental physics is available in the Quantum Optics Group at Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany, led by Professor Christoph Becher.

The position is part of a EU collaborative project on “Diamond Devices Enabled Metrology and Sensing (DIADEMS)” involving partners from universities in Paris, Leipzig, Saarbruecken, Stuttgart, Ulm, Basel, Zuerich, Budapest, Jerusalem, as well as several industry partners. The DIADEMS project aims at exploiting the unique physical properties of NV color centers in diamond to develop innovative devices with unprecedented performances for ICT applications. By exploiting the atom-like structure of the NV center and its spin dependent optical transitions, DIADEMS will develop devices for optical magnetometry and magnetic imaging.
The successful candidate will work on optical microcavities such as photonic crystal cavities & fiber Fabry-Perot cavities for optically interfacing NV center spin states with photons, on novel cavity-enhanced sensor heads for magnetometry using the NV center infrared transition and on diamond nanomechanical sensor heads for nanoscale force sensing using optomechanical cavities in diamond. The Quantum Optics group at Saarland University has recently demonstrated fabrication of nanophotonic cavities in diamond and coupling of color center optical transitions; within the DIADEMS project we will extend this work towards coupling of NV center spins.

Applicants, in possession of a doctoral degree in physics, should have sound experience in two or more of the following areas:
- hands-on experience in setting up optical experiments (including optics, electronics, microwave, computer control of experiments)
- optical spectroscopy of color centers in diamond
- spin quantum physics, in particular of the NV center
- electron- and nuclear magnetic resonance
Fluency in English is mandatory; language skills in German are helpful.

Starting date: September 2013; the contract is initially limited to 2 years with the possibility of an extension.

Contact: christoph [dot] becher [at] physik [dot] uni-saarland [dot] de

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