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  PhD Studentship in Quantum optics and photonics: integrated components from quantum mechanics to quantum technologies
  Dr A Politi
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a postgraduate student to join a new research project in the Quantum nanoPhotonics (QnP) group at the University of Southampton.
  Quantum Optics of Giant Rydberg Excitons in Cuprous Oxide
  Research Group: Condensed Matter and Photonics
  Prof W W Langbein, Dr S Lynch
Application Deadline: 13 December 2019

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Cuprous oxide (Cu2O) is one the oldest, and yet least well-known, semiconductor material. It has a slightly larger band gap than silicon, which means that the single crystal form of the material is slightly transparent in the visible part of the spectrum.
  PhD Candidacy on Ultracold Polar Molecules in Optical Lattices
  Prof K Dieckmann
Applications accepted all year round

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Project Description. Are you looking for an experimental PhD project in the area of ultracold quantum gases? At the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) and the National University of Singapore we have an opening for a PhD research project to study a quantum gas of dipolar ground-state molecules.
  PhD Studentships and Taught Masters in Physics and Astronomy

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The University of Glasgow is a world leading institution and was the first UK university to be rated as 5 Stars Plus overall (QS World University Rankings 2015).
  PhD scholarship on Optomechanics with Quantum Emitters
  Assoc Prof N Akopian
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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Are you a talented and ambitious researcher? Are you excited about quantum science and technology? Do you enjoy finding working solutions to great challenges? You are then welcome to apply for an open Ph.D.
  PhD Candidacy on Disorder and Interactions in Topological Lattices
  Prof K Dieckmann
Applications accepted all year round

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Project Description. Are you looking for an experimental PhD project in the area of ultracold quantum gases? At the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) and the National University of Singapore we have an opening for a PhD research project to study ultracold Fermi gases in optical lattices.
  Next Generation Components for Quantum Communication
  Prof G Buller
Applications accepted all year round

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Quantum Communications has the potential to provide verifiably secure communications, guaranteed by the laws of quantum mechanics.
  PhD in experimental quantum technologies and atomic physics
  Dr T Fernholz
Applications accepted all year round

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A fully funded PhD position is available in the Cold Atoms and Quantum Optics Group at the University of Nottingham. Our research is focused on the development of quantum sensors, ranging from measurements of inertial forces for navigation to highly sensitive magnetometers for medical imaging of the heart and the brain.
  Self-organized atomic phases via diffractive light coupling
  Dr G Robb, Prof T Ackemann, Prof G-L Oppo
Applications accepted all year round

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Recent years have seen huge progress in using well controlled cold atom systems to simulate complex quantum phases. Many schemes involve light-mediated coupling in cavities or free space.
  PhD scholarship on Multi-Qubit Quantum Photonic Devices
  Assoc Prof N Akopian
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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Are you a talented and ambitious researcher? Are you excited about quantum science and technology? Do you enjoy finding working solutions to great challenges? You are then welcome to apply for an open PhD position on "Multi-Qubit Quantum Photonic Devices" in our group at DTU Fotonik.
  Quantum sensors for fundamental physics
  Dr A Datta
Applications accepted all year round

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This theoretical project will produce the design principles for quantum sensors to tackle some of the most fundamental open problems in physics.
  Quantum biology on a chip: investigating the optical properties of single biomolecules within nanofabricated photonic devices
  Research Group: Quantum, Light & Matter
  Dr L Sapienza
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Luca Sapienza. Project description. The progress in fundamental science and technology has allowed researchers to explore intriguing, but often elusive, quantum effects in atoms, ions and semiconductor nanostructures.
  Jamming-free quantum lidar
  Research Group: Quantum Technologies
  Prof J Jeffers, Dr J Pritchard
Applications accepted all year round

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Radar enables rapid determination of a distant object’s position and velocity using microwaves and its counterpart, optical range finding using LIDAR, offers improved spatial resolution.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Delivering Quantum Technologies

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4-year PhD programme in quantum technology and quantum systems engineering. • Quantum technologies involve control and manipulation of quantum states to achieve results not possible with classical matter, transforming measurement, communication and computation.
  Quantum correlations in nanoplasmonics
  Dr A Demetriadou
Application Deadline: 15 January 2020

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When light illuminates nano-sized metallic structures, the free electrons in the metal collectively oscillate, creating `plasmons’.
  Quantum-enhanced multiphoton fluorescence microscopy
  Dr L Caspani, Dr J Hastie
Application Deadline: 18 December 2019

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Start date. October 2019. Duration. 3.5 yrs. Background. Quantum Technologies are driving significant advancements in many fields ranging from communications and imaging to metrology and computing.
  A source of quantum light for atom magnetometry
  Dr V Boyer
Applications accepted all year round

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When using classical light, optical measurements and light-based sensing methods are limited by the unavoidable quantum fluctuations in phase and amplitude, also known as shot noise.
  Quantum-Enhanced Imaging in Extreme Environments
  Prof G Buller
Applications accepted all year round

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Single-Photon and photon-pair correlated imaging has opened up a number of exciting possibilities for three-dimensional imaging in extreme environments such as imaging through obscurants (eg fog, smoke), and underwater.
  Quantum Field Theory Applied to Nanotechnology
  Prof C Eberlein
Application Deadline: 22 February 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Prof Claudia Eberlein. Properties of quantum systems, like the energy levels of an atom, depend on the interaction with the quantized electromagnetic field.
  Scalable Qubit Arrays for Quantum Computation and Optimisation
  Dr J Pritchard, Prof E Riis
Applications accepted all year round

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Quantum computation offers a revolutionary approach to information processing, providing a route to efficiently solve classically hard problems such as factorisation and optimisation as well as unlocking new applications in material science and quantum chemistry that could in future be scaled up to accelerate drug design or optimised materials for aerospace and manufacturing.
  The Calculation of the Switching of Molecular Quantum Dot Cellular Automata for Mixed Valence Molecules
  Dr G Edwards, Dr G. Spink
Applications accepted all year round

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The field of Nanoelectronics is concerned with the materials, devices, circuits and systems relevant to contemporary integrated circuits (ICs).
  Theory for the Quantum Entangled states of cold atoms controlled with extreme light
  Dr A Demetriadou
Application Deadline: 15 January 2020

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When light illuminates a dielectric object, it is transmitted and reflected. By controlling the topology of such objects (for example their geometry and periodic arrangement), one can direct and concentrate light at extremely small and sub-wavelength volumes, tremendously increasing the light intensity at the same time.
  PhD scholarship in Nanolaser Physics
  Prof J Mørk
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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We seek a highly talented candidate to do a PhD project on theoretical nanolaser physics within a recently started ERC Advanced Grant.
  Quantum Dot Spin State Tailoring for Scalable On-Chip Quantum Information Processing
  Dr K Lagoudakis, Prof R Martin
Applications accepted all year round

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A successful implementation of a fault tolerant quantum computer based on solid state spin qubits will most likely involve their arrangement in a regular lattice.
  Giant Rydberg polaritons
  Dr H Ohadi
Applications accepted all year round

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Exploiting the laws of quantum mechanics for the benefit of humanity in the so-called "second quantum revolution" is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century.
  PhD Studentship on Quantum-enhanced radar systems
  Prof J Dunningham
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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A 3.5 year fully-funded PhD position is available in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Sussex to investigate the theory of quantum-enhanced radar systems.
  PhD Studentship in Integrated Nonlinear Photonics
  Dr M Saleh
Applications accepted all year round

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The new Microstructure Nonlinear Optics (MNO) research group at Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences in Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh are offering a fully-funded PhD position to thoroughly explore different nonlinear interactions in novel microstructured fibres and silicon waveguides for developing new classical and quantum applications.
  Novel platforms for integrated quantum devices based on rare earth doped insulating materials
  Dr M Mazzera
Applications accepted all year round

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We offer a 3-year PhD position for a talented, proactive, and strongly motivated candidate who will contribute building a new setup with potential for ground breaking scientific research in the field of solid-state quantum memories for quantum communication applications.
  Frontiers of ultrafast laser fabrication
  Prof R Thomson
Applications accepted all year round

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Ultrafast lasers offer unprecedented fabrication capabilities in terms of precision and three-dimensional flexibility. These capabilities are opening up previously impossible capabilities, such as three-dimension nano-lithography in bulk crystals [1], and the creation of unique mode-selective fibre Bragg-gratings [2].
  PhD position on structured light lasers - available now at Strathclyde
  Dr A Arnold, Prof E Riis
Applications accepted all year round

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A structured light laser. A picture is worth a thousand words; and in a very real sense, images encoded in the profile of a laser provide a highly efficient method to encrypt and convey information.
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