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The newly formed Theoretical Optics and Photonics (TOP) Group at the Photonics Laboratory is looking for one talented and highly motivated Doctoral Reseacher, to start in Summer 2019.
The Photonics Laboratory is part of the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, and within the Faculty, Physics Unit. The Photonics Laboratory is a very thriving environment for optics and photonics research, which includes both fundamental and applied research, as well as the development of new technology. In fundamental research, the emphasis is put on new phenomena of optical physics, as well as on the optical response of nanostructures, organic materials, and glasses. The applied research is related to spectroscopy, and the development of new semiconductor structures for lasers and solar energy.
The Theoretical Optics and Photonics (TOP) group, created in January 2019, and led by Prof. Marco Ornigotti, covers different aspects of theoretical classical and quantum optics, from the study of non-specular phenomena in the reflection of light beams, to the classical and quantum properties of structured light beams and pulses, including the physics of self-accelerating optical fields (i.e., beams of light, that can propagate along curved trajectories in space), and localized electromagnetic waves (i.e., solutions of Maxwell’s equation, that do not exhibit diffraction or dispersion during propagation, and their spatial and temporal shape thus remains unaltered), to quantum nonlinear optics in arbitrary media, and light-matter interaction at the nanoscale. More informations about the TOP group activities can be found on the group’s website.
The research project is focused on the study of the dynamics and properties, at both classical, and quantum, level, of suitably engineered optical pulses, i.e., structured light pulses, in both free space, and photonic structures (such as, for example, optical fibers, and plasmonic nanostructures). The successful candidate. in particular, will theoretically investigate different families of spatio-temporal pulses, including X-waves, and self-accelerating fields, analyse their classical and quantum features, and investigate their behavior in the presence of noise, or inhomogeneities, in different photonic structures, in both the linear and nonlinear regime. The results of this research project will contribute in realising the theoretical framework, for describing the propagation of arbitrarily engineered electromagnetic field in photonics structures, which will constitute an essential ingredient for the realisation of noise-resilient, dense, classical and quantum communication systems.
The duties of the Doctoral Reseacher will include teaching, amounting to approximately 5% of their annual working hours, unless there are justified reasons to the contrary.
The successful candidate must hold an applicable higher university degree. The candidate must have the competence and motivation to pursue postgraduate studies and complete a doctoral degree.
The successful candidate should be highly motivated in research activities. Specific requirements for the candidate include knowledge in classical and/or quantum optics, nonlinear optics, and quantum mechanics. Basic programming skills with Matlab, C++/Python, and Mathematica, as well as a basic knowledge of LaTeX, will be considered as a benefit.
A good knowledge of the English language (both written and spoken) is required.
Please also note that the position of Doctoral Researcher requires you to be admitted to post-graduate studies at Tampere University.
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The position is filled for a fixed-term period of 3 years. The expected commencement is as soos as possible as mutually agreed. A trial period of six (6) months applies to all our new employees.
The salary is based on both the job demands and the employee's personal performance in accordance with the university salary system. According to the criteria applied to teaching and research staff, the position of a Doctoral Reseacher is placed on the job demands levels 2-4. Typically, the starting salary for a Doctoral Reseacher is 2300-2500 EUR/month.
We offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities on campus and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts. Please read more about working at Tampere University.
Optics and photonics are recognized as leading-edge research areas of Tampere University. We offer a world-class research environment in internationally recognized research groups. We have strong collaborative networks and offer great opportunities for researchers to develop their careers in an international setting.
Please submit your application by the online application form.
The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 30 April 2019 (at 23.59 EEST / 20.59 UTC).
Applications and all accompanying documentation must be written in English.
Applications should include the following documents (in PDF format):
Informal inquiries about the position should be sent to Assistant Prof. Marco Ornigotti (email@example.com).Continue reading
|Title||Doctoral Reseacher (Theoretical Classical and Quantum Optics)|
|Job location||Kalevantie 4, 33100 Tampere|
|Published||April 15, 2019|
|Application deadline||April 30, 2019|
|Job type||PhD  |
|Fields||Optics,   Quantum Physics,   Theoretical Physics,   Mechanics,   Photonics  |