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PhD scholarship in Photonic engineering – DTU, Denmark – Nov 2021

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PhD position is available within the topic of Quadrature (IQ) Modulators for integrated photonics, at DTU Fotonik and part of the centre of excellence Silicon Photonics for Optical Communications (SPOC), Technical University of Denmark

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General Info

Position: PhD scholarship
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: November 3, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Silicon Photonics for Optical Communications (SPOC)
DTU Fotonik
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

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Qualification Details

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. 

Responsibilities/Job Description

For optical signal processing, electrical control of the optical signals is needed and the most general element relating to this is a broadband phase modulator. This PhD scholarship will explore wafer bonded electro-optic (EO) modulators in barium-titanate (BaTiO3), lithium-niobate (LiNbO3) to realise efficient modulators. To optimise such platforms, wafer bonding, dry etching, and design of suitable electrode structures will be challenging tasks. This project aim to combine the χ(2) functionalities of the EO modulators with the outstanding χ(3) performance already demonstrated in SPOC to complement and further enrich the optical signal processing capabilities of our integrated photonic platforms. 

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Documents Required

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
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

About the Project

This project is part of the centre of excellence Silicon Photonics for Optical Communications (SPOC) funded by the Danish National Research Foundation and established in 2015. The SPOC centre was established to aim at significantly advancing the state-of-the-art in ultra-high capacity optical communications and this PhD project will be at the heart of this activity.

About the Department

DTU Fotonik has 210 employees with competences in optics and is one of the largest centers in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research is performed within optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics.

About the Employer: Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Note or Other details

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.

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.

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

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Contact details

Further information may be obtained from Professor Kresten Yvind,

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