Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Experimental Quantum Information (ref. 15411)

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E&EE/Physics University of Bristol
15 June, 2010


United Kingdom
51° 27' 16.2468" N, 2° 35' 16.476" W

Based in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, you will work as a member of the Photonics group in the area of optical quantum information, and as a member of the of the Centre for Quantum Photonics (CQP) which spans Physics and E&EE. 

We are a world-leading experimental group in quantum information and quantum communications. The group is active in several EU programmes and the group leaders (Profs Rarity and O’Brien) hold prestigious ERC individual grants. Areas being studied are: single photon sources from quantum dots and diamond, pair photon sources, multi-quantum interference, quantum communication, optical quantum logic and quantum optics in wavelength scale structures.

With this post we are aiming to bolster our research into novel pair photon sources based on waveguiding structures particularly developing multiphoton interference, quantum information, communications and metrology applications of these sources. However you will have significant flexibility to fit the wider skill set of a world class applicant. Areas of development could be into other non-linear waveguide technologies (eg silicon), nanoscale plasmonic structures, nanocavities, strong coupling and spin-photon interfaces. Ideally you will have specialist skills in some or all of the following areas: single photon and pair photon source development, non-linear waveguides, multi-photon interference, linear optics quantum information, single spin manipulation, cavity QED and other aspects of quantum information. General laboratory experience in lasers, waveguides, fibre optics, photon counting, interfacing equipment and data processing is also necessary. Normally we would appoint on a fixed term contract but longer term opportunities (fellowships and academic appointments) are possible for postdocs who are producing world class research.

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