Visiting Research Associate Professor (Quantum Optomechanics ), Centre for Quantum Technologies

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15 Jul 2022
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12 Aug 2022
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Centre for Quantum Technologies

The Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) is a research centre of excellence in Singapore. It brings together physicists, computer scientists and engineers to do basic research on quantum physics and to build devices based on quantum phenomena. Experts in this new discipline of quantum technologies are applying their discoveries in computing, communications, and sensing.

CQT is hosted by the National University of Singapore and also has staff at Nanyang Technological University. With some 180 researchers and students, it offers a friendly and international work environment.

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Job Description

Experimental research in quantum optomechanics and quantum thermodynamics in optoelectronics nanostructures

Over the past two decades, the progress of semiconductor nanotechnologies as led to an exquisite degree of control of artificial hybrid optoelectronic elementary excitations known as exciton-polaritons. The unique features of these quasi-particles have the potential to put quantum optomechanics and thermodynamics into yet unexplored regimes of operations, characterized by a deeply nonequilibrium situations, and by larger optomechanical interactions, stronger light-matter interface, and ultrafast operations, at the expense of dealing with more complex many-body quantum states state-of-the art systems. The purpose of this research position is to setup and run an experimental platform dedicated to investigating new polaritonic nanostructures in this context. The impact of this work is expected to occur both at the fundamental level, and for the realization of quantum-enhanced functionalities (e.g. ultra-sensitive force sensors). This work requires theory and experiment to develop alongside, and will thus be carried out within a strong theory-experiment partnership.

Job Requirements

  • PhD degree in a relevant field, with at least 10 years research experience
  • Strong and documented expertise in at least one of the following areas: optomechanics, quantum fluids, quantum optics.
  • An expertise in advanced optical spectroscopy techniques is required.
  • A solid background in the theoretical descriptions of polaritonic systems, and/or in quantum fluids is mandatory. 

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