Postdoc position on Quantum Communication with Integrated Single Photon Sources

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Single photon sources are essential for quantum photonics technologies, such as quantum communication, quantum computing, quantum simulation and so on. Though significant progress has been achieved over the past years, high-efficiency and indistinguishable single photon sources are still missing.

This postdoc project, will investigate new and efficient quantum protocol based on single photon sources developed in collaboration with the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen.

The postdoc project will be will partly be tied to the High Speed Optical Communications group (HSOC) at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Fotonik). The HSOC group is at the very forefront of international research in high-dimensional quantum communications technology and holds a number of world records within silicon photonics and ultra-high speed optical communication. The group is at a highly international level, encourages collaborative work, and offers an informal working environment. The project will have access to on-site and state-of-the-art experimental facilities.

Responsibilities and tasks
This postdoc position will target experimental and theoretical investigation of the topics below: 

  • Design of new high-dimensional protocols for quantum communications.
  • Characterization of the single photon source with our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities.
  • Investigation of device-independent quantum communication protocol based on single-photon sources.
  • Development of a real-time high dimensional quantum key distribution system based on single photon source at telecom wavelength.

The exact research activities will be continuously adapted to ensure high relevance and impact.

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent. The successful candidate is expected to have experience and expertise in one or more of the following subjects:

  • Experience in quantum photonics.Experimental and theoretical knowledge of orbital angular momentum light
  • Experience in high-dimensional fibre based quantum communication
  • Self-motivation in scientific research.
  • Good communication skills in English, both written and spoken.

The assessment of the applicants will be made by Assist. Professor Davide Bacco and Professor Leif K. Oxenløwe.

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 Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The period of employment is 24 months.

The place of work is DTU Fotonik, Ørsteds Plads, Building 343, DK-2800 Kongens Lyngby, Denmark.

Further information

Further information may be obtained from Assist. Professor Davide Bacco, email: . 

You can read more about DTU Fotonik on .

Please submit your online application no later than 24 January 2020 (23:59 local 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 in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file. The file must include: 
  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

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

DTU Fotonik has 220 employees and is one of the largest research centers in the world focusing entirely on photonics. Research is performed within nanophotonics, lasers, quantum photonics, optical sensors, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, and bio-photonics.

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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 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

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