Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Postdoc in Noiseless’ optical amplifiers and their applications at Chalmers, Sweden, May 2022


Postdoctoral Fellow position in Noiseless’ optical amplifiers and their applications at Photonics laboratory at the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, May 2022.

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: According to standard norms

Photonics laboratory at the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience

Chalmers University of Technology (CUT), Sweden


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Qualification Details

To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must hold a doctoral degree preferably in Photonics, Engineering Physics, Electrical Engineering or similar. Strong experimental experience in any of the following areas is required; optical fiber communication, nonlinear optics, optoelectronics, and/or device design. The responsibility will also include assisting PhD students in their work. Excellent presentation skills, and fluency in English are required. Experience from optical parametric amplifiers is a merit.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Job Description

This research project deals with phase-sensitive optical parametric amplifiers (PSA) that have unique and superior properties compared with all other optical amplifiers, most notably the potential of noiseless amplification, very broad optical bandwidth, and being an enabler of a range of ultrafast all-optical functionalities. While these amplifiers have great promise for use in optical transmission, there exist many other very exciting applications as well ranging from spectroscopy, sensing, to free-space communication. We were awarded a major grant to conduct research on these amplifiers during a ten-year period. Topics include:

  • Compact and high-performance nonlinear platforms for PSAs and other applications.
  • Devices enabled by PSAs including ultralow noise lasers and broadband amplifiers.
  • New optical amplification approaches for spatial-division-multiplexed transmission systems.
  • Few-photon nonlinear optics and quantum communications.

The objective is to unleash the unexplored potential of PSAs by generating knowledge and implementing experimental demonstrations that go substantially beyond current state-of-the-art. This involves a mix of engineering and scientific challenges with telecom and non-telecom applications in mind.

We are now seeking innovative self-motivated persons that will be able work independently as well as in larger teams. Fluency in English is a requirement. The person filling this position will participate in research on phase-sensitive parametric amplifiers and involved with both experimental and numerical/theoretical work. The majority of your working time is devoted to your own research.

Major responsibilities

The persons filling these positions will participate in research as outlined above and will be conducting mainly experimental work supported by numerical simulations. The appointments offer an opportunity to qualify for further research positions within academia or industry.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 20220209

Application Procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20220209 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:

  • CV, include complete list of publications
  • Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
  • Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)1-3 pages where you:

  • Introduce yourself
  • Describe your previous research fields and main research results
  • Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:

  • Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

About the Department

The Photonics laboratory at the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, with about 35 members, is involved with research on optical communication systems, optical amplifiers, and optoelectronics. We have a state-of-the experimental facility for optical communication and excellent funding over the next several years. Our research is both experimental and numerical and we have extensive international collaboration. We also have access to a state-of-the-art clean room for fabrication of optical structures and devices as well as experience in commercializing our research.


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Contact details

For questions, please contact:Professor Peter Andrekson, Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Photonics Laboratory, Email: [email protected]

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