Postdoctoral position in analogue-to-digital converters (ADC) using chipscale Optical Frequency Combs (EU funded collaboration project)

Updated: 2 months ago

The Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide. The EPFL employs 6,000 people supporting the three main missions of the institutions: education, research and innovation. The EPFL campus offers an exceptional working environment at the heart of a community of 16,000 people, including over 10,000 students and 3,500 researchers from 120 different countries.

Your mission :


Laboratory of Photonics and Quantum Measurements


) led by Professor

Tobias J. Kippenberg

at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne,


) in Switzerland is currently recruiting for postdoctoral candidates in the field of optical microresonators based frequency combs using analogue-to-digital converters (ADC) interfaces.

Our laboratory has developed and invented a new method to create chipscale optical frequency-combs using optical micro cavities. Frequency combs are of widespread interest for atomic clocks, spectroscopy, sensing, high capacity telecommunications as well as the calibration of astrophysical spectrometers. We have developed a new way to generate frequency combs using parametric interactions in high Q resonators on photonic chips. Such soliton Kerr frequency combs offer revolutionary advances, such as unprecedented repetition rate, fully monolithic integration and broad bandwidth. Such photonic chipscale combs have already been employed in spectroscopy, coherent telecommunications and frequency metrology.

Main duties and responsibilities include :
The postdoctoral candidate would be engaged within the framework of an EU funded project focused on the demonstration of chipscale optical frequency combs for photonically assisted spectral parallelization of ADC interfaces. Special emphasis will be on technological concepts for chip-scale integration, exploiting the complementary strengths of different photonic integration platforms to provide compact high-performance system implementations. The project brings together a strong consortium of European academic and industrial partners which are international leaders in their respective fields.
We offer :

EPFL is one of the two Swiss Federal Institutes and is known for its high international reputation and unique geographical location. It has access to large-scale 1500 square meter cleanroom facilities for nano-fabrication

The EPFL campus in Lausanne is only at a few steps from Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps. The position is for a full time postdoctoral scholar with a full time salary and employer social. We explicitly encourage female researchers to apply.

Start date :

Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)

Work rate :

Duration :
One year

Contact :

We look forward to receiving your application

with motivation letter, curriculum vitae, a copy of transcripts (BSc, MSc, PhD), copy of key papers, PhD thesis.

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