Integrated photonic quantum postdoctoral researcher

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: Temporary
Deadline: 20 Jun 2022

TU/e is a leading international university of technology specializing in Engineering Science & Technology. Through excellent teaching and research, we contribute to progress in the technical sciences, to the development of technological innovations, and as a result to the growth of prosperity and welfare in the region and beyond. TU/e maintains close links with industry, healthcare and the building & logistics sectors.

Quantum Delta Eindhoven hub

Quantum Delta NL is public-private foundation, launched in 2020 with the mandate to coordinate and execute the Netherland's National Agenda for Quantum Technology (NAQT). Recently Quantum Delta NL has been awarded, in the context of the National Growth Fund, €615 million from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy to power the advancement of quantum technology.

TU/e hosts one of the five Quantum Delta NL major quantum hubs, collaborating on innovation by bringing together top-quality scientists, engineers, students, and entrepreneurs, working together on the frontier of quantum technology.

One of the priorities in the Eindhoven Quantum hub is the implementation of quantum-enabling technologies and test-bed for its validation, test and certification. Its mission is to perform fundamental and applied research to push the boundaries of quantum devices, materials and technology development and to develop novel methods, applications and use cases to the benefit of society.

Job description

We are seeking a photonic integration (PIC) postdoctoral researcher to join team of the KAT2 project of the national growth fund quantum delta NL, that will deliver PIC based solutions and miniaturized modules for quantum cryptography and authentication systems.

The candidate will work in a team composed of postdoc researchers, assistant/associate professors, engineers, PhDs, and students. The candidate will interact with experts on photonic integration and QKD systems and with the team establishing the testbed for quantum secure communications and networking.


You will be assigned to the Terahertz & Quantum Systems laboratory, which is part of the ECO group, focusing on system-on-chip approaches for Terahertz and Quantum systems, using electronics, photonics and their co-integration. In KAT2 the laboratory contributes to developing PIC based solutions for QKD systems, creating facilities for the characterization, test, and evaluation of quantum technologies, devices, sub-systems, and networking and its applications to edge, 5G and other use cases. These are used to further support the development and operations for the KAT2 activities of the Eindhoven quantum hub.

You will therefore support the research activities of the group and its projects in the following areas:

  • System-on-chip development using photonic, electronics and their co-integration
  • Integrated quantum photonic devices and sub-systems
  • Design, simulation and final layout of devices and sub-systems such as Alice, Bob, Charlie and QRNG
  • Optical and RF characterization of devices.
  • Making sure proper design and interfacing for system test and evaluation
  • Perform test & experiments as needed to support design optimization and proposals

This is a full-time position located at TU/e, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

The requested start of work as soon as possible thereafter.

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