Postdoc position on plasmon-exciton coupling in site-controlled quantum dots

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Eindhoven University of Technology
31 August, 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 postdoc 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 nanotechnology and quantum optics. The goal is to investigate the spontaneous emission of excitons in semiconductor nanostructures in the presence of strongly localised plasmonic resonances around metal nanoparticles. To this aim, we will investigate the epitaxial growth of site-controlled quantum dots by molecular-beam-epitaxy on patterned substrates, their alignment to metal nanostructures defined by electron-beam lithography, and the optical properties of the coupled exciton-plasmon system. In particular, 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 directly involved in the epitaxial growth and nanofabrication, and will supervise PhD students working on the spectroscopy and on the theoretical modeling. The appointment will be for up to three years, after an initial evaluation period.



We welcome applications from candidates with a PhD degree and a strong publication record in experimental condensed-matter physics or optics. Previous experience with epitaxial growth, preferably molecular beam epitaxy, is required.




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 (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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