University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Position ID:University of Ljubljana-Faculty of Mathematics and Physics-PHD1 [#22380, SiQUID-2022-PhD-1]
Position Title: PhD position in experimental quantum optics
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Ljubljana, Ljubljana Urban Commune 1000, Slovenia [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Experimental Physics, Optics and Photonics, Optomechanics, Quantum Optics and Quantum Science, Space Technology and its Applications
Quantum Optics
Quantum Information and Quantum Control
Appl Deadline:2022/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/08/18, listed until 2022/11/15)
Position Description:   URMs  

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Opportunity for a PhD student in
Entanglement, quantum communication, and tests of quantum physics

Quantum entanglement and quantum superposition lie at the heart of quantum physics. Entanglement allows to interlink distant quantum systems, e.g., to entangle the motion of optomechanical systems with the spin states of atoms. At the same time, entanglement can be used as a fundamental resource for quantum communication protocols like quantum state teleportation or for quantum-enhanced sensors.

You will perform research on novel sources of entanglement that will later allow coupling to optomechanical and atomic systems and entanglement swapping towards future quantum repeaters. You will also contribute to Slovene efforts to build a European Quantum Communication Infrastructure in close collaboration with other leading research groups in Europe.

For this project, R. Kaltenbaek will employ one PhD student with an expected starting date of January 1st, 2023.

The topics for the research to be performed are:
  • implement state-of-the-art sources of entanglement
  • long-distance entanglement distribution and entanglement swapping

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Further Info:
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Jadranska 19
1000 Ljubljana