Researcher (Postdoc / PhD Student, m/f/d) in Quantum Optics and Quantum Communication with Semiconductor Nanophotonic Devices

Leibniz University Hannover
June 11, 2023
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The Institute for Solid State Physics, Group of Prof. Dr. Fei Ding, invites applications for several positions of a Researcher (Postdoc / PhD Student, m/f/d) in Quantum Optics and Quantum Communication with Semiconductor Nanophotonic Devices (Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 100 % / 50-75 %) starting as soon as possible. The postdoc positions are limited to 2 years and the scope of the position corresponds to 100 % of the collectively agreed working hours. The doctoral positions are limited to 3 years, the scope of the position initially corresponds to 50 % of the collectively agreed working hours and is later increased to up to 75 %.

Our university is a member of the TU-9 alliance in Germany and well-known for excellent research in the area of Optics and Quantum Optics.

Group and Project Description

We are a growing international and strongly collaborative group. Our group plays a leading role in the generation of entangled photons based on semiconductors quantum dots (QDs). Often referred to as artificial atoms, semiconductor QDs are among the most promising single and entangled photon sources to date.

We aim to build an elementary QD network via scalable interactions of single or entangled photons, in a fashion similar to that of real atoms. A central topic is the development of semiconductor nanophotonic devices with best possible qualities at the single photon level. The project goal is to utilize such devices in long-distance quantum communication applications. The solid- state quantum photonic platforms will furthermore extend the applications in metrology beyond the quantum limit. To this end, we join forces with groups in the Excellence Clusters in Leibniz University Hannover, in National Metrology Institute of Germany (PTB) and Technical University Braunschweig, in particular for establishing the “Niedersachsen Quantum Links” – a metrology assisted fiber testbed for quantum communication applications.

What you bring

A completed scientific university degree in physics or equivalent related disciplines is a prerequisite for recruitment. The candidates should have a strong background in experimental quantum information science, with expertise in one of the following areas: quantum cryptography and communication, quantum optics, semiconductor physics, photonic devices, and molecular beam epitaxy.

Leibniz University Hannover considers itself a family-friendly university and therefore promotes a balance between work and family responsibilities. Part- time employment can be arranged upon request.

The university aims to promote equality between women and men. For this purpose, the university strives to reduce under-representation in areas where a certain gender is under-represented. Women are under-represented in the salary scale of the advertised position. Therefore, qualified women are encouraged to apply. Moreover, we welcome applications from qualified men. Preference will be given to equally-qualified applicants with disabilities.

Please submit your application with supporting documents such as a motivation letter, a detailed curriculum vitae including a list of publications and the names of three professional references by May 22nd, 2023 to:

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover Institut für Festkörperphysik Prof. Dr. Fei Ding Appelstr. 2 30167 Hannover

or by email to: [email protected]

For further information, please contact Prof. F. Ding (Email: [email protected]) or visit the website: https: // www. fkp.uni-

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