Optoelectronics Research Centre
Thursday 31 August 2017
High-power ultrafast lasers enable the new technique of direct optical writing for patterning waveguides and nanostructures in three dimensions, to provide entirely new functionalities. Three-dimensional photonic structures will allow significant increases in the scale of integration in optical information processing and data storage opening tantalizing possibilities in the fields of photonics and information technology including recent demonstration of 5D data storage.
This project explores a variety of advanced ultrafast laser material processing techniques, the ultrafast physics of femtosecond photosensitivity and applications of 3D photonic structures.
Several PhD positions based in the Optoelectronic Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton are available as a result of a collaborative research programme sponsored by Microsoft Research on exploring the potential of the ORC’s 5D memory technology.
The ORC is the leading photonics research institute in Europe. PhD here has enabled our past graduates to make successful careers in academia, in national scientific laboratories, and as scientists or business leaders in industry. Our research papers, patents, spin-off companies and these successful alumni taken together place Southampton amongst the top institutes worldwide.
Entry requirements: first or upper second-class degree or equivalent
Duration: 3.5 Years (Full time)
Application deadline: 31 August 2017
Start-time: October 2017
Funding: full tuition plus stipend
Please send your CV to Professor Peter G. Kazansky(firstname.lastname@example.org)
For further details visit our group website: http://www.orc.soton.ac.uk/phyopt.html