PhD student positions
We currently have two open PhD positions. All official information about these positions and a link to the web-based submission of your application material, is found at: Doctoral student in Quantum Technology
Application submission deadline is April 30, 2020. Here follows a more detailed description of the research areas were we are seeking candidates.
One position will focus on studying multi-modal entanglement in microwave frequency combs. At low temperatures, microwave oscillators can be put in their quantum mechanical ground state. When many oscillators are coupled via nonlinearity, and driven with coherent pump tones at multiple frequencies, it is possible to generate highly entangled 'cluster states'. Our goal is to generate, manipulate and characterize such states. This project will build upon unique measurement instruments that we are developing to coherently modulate and demodulate with many tones at GHz frequencies. The project will push these digital methods toward higher frequencies, without analog IQ mixers. We intend to explore different types of superconducting and electromechanical systems.
The other position will focus on Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) where we are currently leading a larger EU project towards quantum limited AFM (see qafm.eu/ ). This student will contribute to on-going developments within this project. The techniques used to suppress noise and evade back-action, currently hotly pursued for quantum technology, also have application to a much larger area of applications which are limited by classical thermal noise. We will apply these methods to such applications in AFM, studying fluctuations, dissipation, and cyclic work in the mechanical response of soft matter at room temperature, where phenomena such as elastocaplliarity play an important role.