Postdoctoral position on quantum nanophotonics

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Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM)
10 March, 2021


Departamento de Física Teórica de la Materia Condensada, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Madrid

Postdoctoral position open

Department of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics & Condensed Matter Physics Center (IFIMAC)
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Project Title: Quantum Polaritonic Technologies (QPOL-TECH)
Funding Agency: Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades – Agencia Estatal de Investigación (Programa de Proyectos I+D+i Retos de Investigación)
PIs: Johannes Feist, A. I. Fernandez-Dominguez and F. J. García Vidal.
Starting date: As soon as possible.

A postdoctoral position is open to work at the Condensed Matter Physics Center on the project Quantum Polaritonic Technologies (QPOL-TECH) funded by the Spanish MINECO under the Programa de Proyectos I+D+i Retos de Investigación. The position could start as soon as possible, with funding guaranteed until the end of 2022, and extensions possible under mutual agreement if funding is available.

QPOL-TECH is a collaborative project that aims to theoretically investigate technologically oriented strategies to exploit strong light-matter coupling, i.e., the formation of hybrid light-matter states (polaritons). The general objective is to use one of the constituents of the polariton as a tool for the manipulation and/or probe of the other constituent through their hybridization and mixture. It combines a number of theoretical backgrounds, perspectives and approaches and applies them to two areas of great fundamental and applied relevance: Quantum Optics and Material Science.

In the context of this research project, the postdoctoral researcher will work on the continued development and application of a novel quantization framework, recently developed by our group [1], that provides a few-mode master equation description of the interaction between a single quantum emitter and an arbitrary electromagnetic environment.

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD researcher with interests in areas related to quantum nanophotonics and with a solid background on quantum optics or classical electrodynamics. However, anyone with a PhD in related fields is welcome to apply for the position as well.

For further information and instructions on how to apply, please contact Antonio Fernández-Domínguez at a [dot] fernandez-dominguez [at] uam [dot] es. The application deadline is March 10, 2021.


[1] I. Medina et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. (in press, 2021). arXiv:2008.00349.