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  PhD - Optimisation of interferometry-based volume holography for industrial applications (Ceres Holographics)
  Prof D Reid, Prof G Turnbull
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Project Description. Volume holograms based on photopolymers are one of the most promising platforms to develop commercial applications of holographic optical elements at industrial level.
  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.
  Shining Light on Historic Artwork using Mid-Infrared Imaging and Spectroscopy
  Prof D Reid, Dr Y Altmann
Application Deadline: 14 February 2020

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The pigments, binders and other materials that are used in historic works of art are of interest to conservators who need to recreate them in order to repair and maintain these artefacts.
  Attosecond physical phenomena in molecules irradiated with X-ray free-electron lasers
  Dr V Averbukh
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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Theoretical/computational PhD studentship is available in the area of attosecond physics with free-electron X-ray lasers, in the group of Dr Vitali Averbukh within the Quantum Optics and Laser Science (QOLS) at the Department of Physics of Imperial College London.
  Probing metamaterials dynamics by high repetition rate attosecond pulse from multi-colour synthesised strong laser field.
  Dr A Zair
Applications accepted all year round

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Attosecond pulses production and characterisation were a tremendous breakthrough is ultra-fast science that enabled the observation in real time of electronic motion in molecular system in gas phase.
  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.
  PhD Studentship in Quantum Photonics
  Dr J D Mar
Application Deadline: 7 February 2020

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. September 2020 for 42 months. Overview. We invite applications from outstanding and highly motivated students for a PhD Studentship in Quantum Photonics in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics at Newcastle University.
  Multimode microresonator optical frequency combs.
  Assoc Prof S. G. Murdoch, Dr M Erkintalo
Applications accepted all year round

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A fully funded PhD studentship is available starting as soon as possible to work on nonlinear optics in optical microresonators. The resonant enhancement of laser light launched into an optical cavity can be leveraged to increase the strength of nonlinear light-matter interactions.
  Electronically-perturbed pnictogens as Earth-abundant and sustainable catalysts
  Dr David Liptrot
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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The Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) at the University of Bath has launched a joint PhD programme with Monash University, Australia.
  Inverse Design of Terahertz Photonic Devices
  Dr S Hanham
Application Deadline: 27 January 2020

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Recent advances in high-speed electromagnetic solvers and optimisation techniques is allowing for the automated discovery of new photonic structures which control the flow of light.
  PhD in Physics and Astronomy - Atomic spin polarisation in vector light fields - building a portable one-shot magnetometer
  Dr S Franke-Arnold
Applications accepted all year round

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The Optics Group at the University of Glasgow in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics would like to announce the opening of a 3.5 year PhD studentship commencing on 1st October 2019.
  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).
  Joint PhD with University of Bayreuth: Exciton Logic Gates
  Prof P Mulvaney
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Optical circuitry remains a long-cherished goal in the fields of high-density data storage and ultrafast communications. Logic gates can be used to modulate energy flow for energy-harvesting applications or monitored in photo-mathematical operations (optical logic).
  Fibrous minerals in the environment – occurrence, longevity and risk to human health.
  Dr D Bullen, Dr A Gibson, Dr M Fowler
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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Applications are invited for a fully-funded three year PhD to commence in October 2020. The PhD will be based in the Faculty of Science and Health, and will be supervised by Dr Bullen, Dr Gibson and Dr Fowler.
  Graphene-based sensors for soil analysis: spectroscopic and theoretical study
  Dr A Chauvet, Dr N Martsinovich
Application Deadline: 5 February 2020

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Precise monitoring of soil compositions is key to achieving sustainable farming practices and protecting the environment. Our goal is thus to develop highly selective and low-cost graphene-based sensors to detect a variety of small molecules and ions in soil.
  Nano-magnetism in atomically thin 2D quantum materials and their heterostructures
  Research Group: Inorganic Semiconductors
  Prof A Tartakovskii
Applications accepted all year round

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Following the discovery of graphene, a large family of layered crystals has attracted significant attention. The properties of these materials range from superconductors and metals, to semiconductors and insulators.
  Strong light-matter interaction in van der Waals 2D materials: discovery of novel quantum states of the matter
  Research Group: Inorganic Semiconductors
  Prof A Tartakovskii
Applications accepted all year round

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The isolation of single-atomic layer graphene has led to a surge of interest in a large family of layered crystals with strong in-plane bonds and weak van der Waals interlayer coupling.
  Van der Waals 2D materials: optical manifestations of the quantum physics of moiré superlattices
  Research Group: Inorganic Semiconductors
  Prof A Tartakovskii
Applications accepted all year round

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Atomically-thin layers of two-dimensional materials can be assembled in vertical stacks (called ‘heterostructures’), which are held together by relatively weak van der Waals forces, allowing for coupling between monolayer crystals with incommensurate lattices and arbitrary mutual rotation, or ‘twist’.
  Glass Surface Interactions in Hollow Core Fibres
  Research Group: Photonic Systems Circuits & Sensors
  Dr N Wheeler
Applications accepted all year round

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Supervisor. Dr Natalie Wheeler. Co-supervisor Dr Yong Chen. Project description. We are looking for a new PhD student with a background in chemistry, materials science and/ or physics to join us to study the surface chemistry of thin glass membranes in hollow core fibres (HCFs).
  High finesse rod resonator circuits for quantum sensing
  Prof P Smith
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Supervisor. Prof Peter Smith. Co-supervisor Dr James Gates. Project description. The objective of this project is to develop a platform for real-world deployable high-finesse optical resonators.
  Scaleable heralded single-photon sources
  Research Group: Photonic Systems Circuits & Sensors
  Prof P Smith
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Co-supervisor. Dr Corin Gawith, Dr James Gates & Dr Christopher Holmes. Project description. Our team specialises in the development and manufacturing of novel optoelectronic devices for applications in quantum technology, integrated optical sensors and laser optics.
  Development of a spatially resolved spectroscopy probe for application in pharmaceutical drying processes
  Dr Y Chen, Dr C Price
Applications accepted all year round

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Despite being the most widely studied PAT technologies, to date, most applications of NIR and Raman spectroscopy are carried out using standard measurement geometry without specifying and differentiating spatial arrangement between the incident and collecting optics.
  Theoretical and numerical studies of relativistic laser-plasma interaction and applications
  Prof Z Sheng
Applications accepted all year round

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You might be a potential candidate if you are interested in using high performance computing to discover novel physics or solve key problems in high intensity laser-matter interactions and their applications, particularly in advanced particle accelerators and radiation sources (from THz to X-rays).
  Engineering laser beams for novel interaction with materials and enhanced application functionality
  Prof G Dearden, Dr S Edwardson
Application Deadline: 1 August 2020

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The project will investigate optical techniques for modulating and manipulating light from solid-state pulsed lasers operating in the nanosecond, picosecond and femtosecond regime, and applying these to explore novel mechanisms of interaction with engineering materials.
  Quantum Optics of Giant Rydberg Excitons in Cuprous Oxide
  Research Group: Condensed Matter and Photonics
  Prof W W Langbein, Dr S Lynch
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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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.
  Understanding disease mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease
  Dr X Shu, Dr G Hunter
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. SHLS19028. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia and is a growing global health concern in the world.
  Using novel technologies to improve visual performance in Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  Dr S Jeon, Dr L Sweeney, Prof N Strang
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. SHLS19029. The prevalence of age related macular degeneration (ARMD) is increasing in the UK; leading to large numbers of older people having difficulty with tasks such as reading and recognising faces.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD) Intelligent and directed laser-based spectroscopy(Fraunhofer UK Research Ltd)
  Prof D Reid, Prof S Marshall
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Laser-based spectroscopic techniques - encompassing LIBS, Raman and deep-infrared absorption spectroscopy – offer unprecedented performance for molecular and elemental diagnostics.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD) Short pulse lasers for machining composite materials (Luxinar)
  Prof D Reid, Prof D Esser
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Project not available to non UK/EU applicants. The EngD is an alternative to a traditional PhD aimed at students wanting a career in industry.
  Experimental Quantum Networking
  Prof A Fedrizzi
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The Edinburgh Mostly Quantum Lab (EMQL) offers a PhD position in photonic quantum networking with photonic telecom cluster states.
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