Post-doctoral Fellow in Phase-sensitive optical amplifiers and their applications
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
February 7, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academia, Research Laboratory
The Photonics laboratory at the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, with about 35 members, is involved with research on optical communication systems, optical amplifiers, and optoelectronics. We have a state-of-the experimental facility for optical communication and excellent funding over the next several years. Our research is both experimental and numerical and we have extensive international collaboration. We also have access to a state-of-the-art clean room for fabrication of optical structures and devices as well as experience in commercializing our research.
In the area of communication we implement new modulation formats to achieve higher spectral efficiency in optical communication channels, thereby increasing capacity. Ultralow noise optical amplifiers are studied for example, as they allow a significant increase the transmission performance and reach. The more device-oriented research deals with lasers satisfying requirements for optical interconnects in terms of speed and power consumption. The work is coordinated in the Fibre Optical Communications Research Center (FORCE), see www.chalmers.se/force.
This research project deals with phase-sensitive optical parametric amplifiers (PSA) that have unique and superior properties compared with all other optical amplifiers, most notably the potential of noiseless amplification, very broad optical bandwidth, and being an enabler of a range of ultrafast all-optical functionalities. While these amplifiers have great promise for use in optical transmission, there exist many other very exciting applications as well ranging from spectroscopy, sensing, to free-space communication. We recently were awarded a major grant to conduct research on these amplifiers during a ten-year period. Topics include:
Compact and high-performance nonlinear platforms for PSAs and other applications.
Devices enabled by PSAs including ultralow noise lasers and broadband amplifiers.
New optical amplification approaches for spatial-division-multiplexed transmission systems.
Few-photon nonlinear optics and quantum communications.
The objective is to unleash the unexplored potential of PSAs by generating knowledge and implementing experimental demonstrations that go substantially beyond current state-of-the-art. This involves a mix of engineering and scientific challenges with telecom and non-telecom applications in mind.
We are now seeking innovative self-motivated persons that will be able work independently as well as in larger teams. Fluency in English is a requirement. The persons filling these positions will participate in research on phase-sensitive parametric amplifiers and involves both experimental and numerical/theoretical work. The majority of your working time is devoted to your own research.
The positions as Post-doctoral fellows are full-time employments, limited to a maximum of two years.
Applicant should have a Ph.D. degree preferably in Photonics, Engineering Physics, Electrical Engineering or similar. Strong experimental experience in any of the following areas is highly desired; optical fiber communication, nonlinear optics, optoelectronics, and/or device design. Excellent presentation skills, and fluency in English are required. Experience from optical parametric amplifiers is a merit.
The responsibility will also include assisting PhD students in their work.
If interested in these positions, feel free to email me prior or during OFC for a possible face-to-face discussion there. It is also possible to apply for this positions via email. In addition to your CV and diploma, do include up to to three relevant key papers you have been co-authoring and the contact information of up to two reference persons.
Additional Salary Information: To be discussed.
Internal Number: post-doc PSA
About Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
The Fiber Optic Communications Research Center - FORCE - at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden:
The research at Chalmers in the area of fiber-optical communication is since May 2010 organized in a formal Chalmers Center of Excellence, named FORCE. The purpose is to coordinate and provide visibility of our research, both internally, nationally and internationally. The research in FORCE is broad in scope and covers fundamental theory as well as experiments on devices, components, systems and networks. The center currently comprises a team of approximately 40 researchers from five research groups.
FORCE was established based on the successful collaboration among groups from two departments at Chalmers (Microtechnology and Nanoscience and Signal and Systems), and later, in 2014, expanded with the addition of one more department (Computer Science and Engineering). FORCE is open to all with interest in fiber-optical communication and new expertise is needed as the center evolves over time. Thus, with this complementary expertise within Chalmers, we can collaboratively address truly cross-disciplinary challenges with application-specific targets.
FORCE cove...rs both industry-oriented and long-term academic work
FORCE spans the whole range from theory to experiments, from components to systems
FORCE is a platform for innovation and entrepreneurship
FORCE is a meeting place for students/researchers and industry
The research conducted in FORCE currently relies on existing project funding from e.g. the Swedish Research Council (VR), the KA Wallenberg Foundation, the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF), the European Research Council (ERC), and several EU projects.