PhD scholarship in CMOS Compatible and Ultrabroad on-chip SiC Frequency Comb (SiComb) – DTU Electro

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We are looking for a strongly self-motivated PhD student to contribute to a FET Open project ‘CMOS compatible and ultrabroad on-chip SiC frequency comb (SiComb)’ coordinated by Associate Professor Haiyan Ou. You will work in the wide bandgap semiconductor (WISE) photonics group led by Associate Professor Haiyan Ou. WISE photonics is a newly established group with vision to contribute to a more sustainable society leveraging the advances of new material and nanofabrication.

The goal of the SiComb project is to demonstrate an on-chip optical frequency comb and apply it to optical communication systems, after exploring and combining the very high nonlinearity and high confinement of silicon carbide waveguides and microrings with the material’s other advantages such as CMOS compatibility, high thermal conductivity and bio-compatibility. The seven partners in the project (DTU, FAU, CNRS, POLITO, MLNX, ALM, and Moverim) comprise the strongest team in Europe covering SiC material growth, device nanofabrication and optical communication application.

Responsibilities and qualifications
You will take part in the design, fabrication and characterization of silicon carbide on insulator (SiCOI) devices, in close collaboration with other consortium partners and group members working on material growth and device applications.

You are expected to

  • Design the SiCOI waveguide devices with desired dispersion and performance
  • Optimize SiCOI stack formation process to achieve low-loss devices fabrication ready stacks
  • Optimize the fabrication process to achieve low-loss waveguides and high quality factor microrings
  • Build the experimental setup to characterize the nonlinearity of SiC waveguides and microrings
  • Simulate and demonstrate frequency comb generation in SiCOI microrings
  • Interact actively with other group members and European partners

Prior research experience, documented in peer-reviewed publications, is an additional qualification, but not a requirement.

You must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see DTU's rules for the PhD education .

The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate professor Haiyan Ou together with the supervisor team.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years. Starting date is according to mutual agreement. 

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Haiyan Ou, , tel.: +45 4525 6380.

You can read more about DTU Electro at , more about SiComb project at en | SiCOMB .

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If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark . Furthermore, you have the option of joining our monthly free seminar “PhD relocation to Denmark and startup “Zoom” seminar ” for all questions regarding the practical matters of moving to Denmark and working as a PhD at DTU.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 1 April 2023 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (in English) including official description of grading scale

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Electro has more than 300 employees with competencies in electrical and photonics engineering. Research is performed within nanophotonics, lasers, quantum photonics, optical sensors, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, acoustics, power electronics, robotics, and autonomous systems.

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DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 13,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

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