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PhD Position in Quantum Sensing, DTU, Denmark

Applications are invited for a three-year PhD scholarship within the field of quantum optics at the Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark
Study Subject: Quantum optics
Employer: DTU
Level: PhD
Scholarship Description: The project is a part of an international collaboration with the Max-Planck institute for the Science of light in Germany and Queensland University in Australia.

Spurred by the increasing demand on highly sensitive sensors in various sciences, optical systems that enable measurement precisions beyond what is possible with classical approaches by means of quantum technology are being intensely explored. Quantum sensing of various parameters beyond the standard classical limit have been achieved by a number of groups using quantum light, but all systems have been based on large bulk setups incompatible with real life applications. In this project we want to pursue a novel route to quantum sensing based on micro-cavities on a chip. The micro-cavities produce quantum light that can be used for the measurement of various quantities such as temperature, motion, position and rotation at sensitivities unreachable with conventional methods.

Qualifications:
* master degree within optics/photonics, physics or engineering or a similar degree with an equivalent academic level.
* background in quantum optics and micro-optics fabrication is an advantage.
* good communication skills in English – written and spoken.
* ability to work independently, and to be a part of a dynamical group.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 March 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application: http://www.dtu.dk/English/About_DTU/vacancies.aspx?guid=80331131-c92f-4a6d-b107-667aa5e7cbbc


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