PostDoc in experimental quantum optics/information

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Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany
30 April, 2015


Saarland University Saarbruecken
49° 14' 24.5652" N, 6° 59' 48.9588" E

* Short info *

Position: PostDoc in experimental quantum optics/information
At: Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany
Fields: NV centers in diamond, spin physics, optical microcavities
Application deadline: 2015 - 4 - 30

* Long info *

PostDoc position « DIADEMS »

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, waveguide cavities & monolithic 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

- fabrication and investigation of optical microcavities

Fluency in English is mandatory; language skills in German are helpful.

Starting date: March/April 2015; the contract is initially limited to 2 years with the possibility of an extension.

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