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University of Southampton Optical Physics PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

We have 23 University of Southampton Optical Physics PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  PhD Studentship – Synthesis of new Chromophors to use in Optoelectronic applications
  Dr R Rios Torres
Applications accepted all year round

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Gas sensing plays a key role in enabling many different technologies used to monitor the emissions from different sources. Photonic gas sensors exhibit unique advantages of building a CMOS-compatible, cost-effective, and portable sensing system fully integrated on a single chip.
  Advanced ultra-short pulse two-micron fibre lasers
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Prof D Richardson
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor David Richardson. Co-supervisor Dr Jonathan Price. Project description. We are looking for enthusiastic candidates with a background in physics, material sciences or engineering to join us on a fibre lasers project.
  Cavity quantum electrodynamics in the non-perturbative regime
  Prof S De Liberatp
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Supervisor. Prof. Simone De Liberato. Project description. We are offering a PhD position at the interface between theoretical quantum optics and condensed matter physics, suitable for a candidate aiming to translate fundamental physical concepts into futuristic technology.
  Communications applications of hollow-core optical fibres
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Prof P Petropoulos
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor Periklis Petropoulos. Co-supervisor Professor David Richardson. Project description. We are looking for applicants with a background in physics, material sciences or engineering to work on pioneering research projects on hollow-core optical fibres.
  Development of novel fibre laser sources based on multicore fibre technology
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Prof D Richardson
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor David Richardson. Co-supervisor Dr Di Lin. Project description.
  Engineering material properties by ultrafast laser writing for photonics and information technology
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Prof P Kazansky
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor Peter Kazansky. Project description. High-power ultrafast lasers enable the new technique of direct optical writing for patterning waveguides, micro- and nano-structures in three dimensions, to provide entirely new functionalities in optoelectronics.
  Fibre laser based mid infrared source development
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Prof D Richardson
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor David Richardson. Co-supervisor Dr Lin Xu. Project description.
  Fundamental Excitations of monolayer 2D Semiconductors
  Research Group: Quantum, Light & Matter
  Prof D Smith
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Project description. We are offering a PhD position suitable for a candidate who has a real interest in understanding the properties of technologically important materials.
  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-Power Laser Delivery in Hollow Core Fibres
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Prof D Richardson
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor David Richardson. Co-supervisor Dr Hans Christian Mulvad and Dr Lin Xu. Project description.
  Hollow Core Fibres for Mid-infrared Gas Sensing, Quantum Optics & Metrology
  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 Lin Xu, Prof. David Richardson. Project description. This project focusses on exploiting novel hollow core fibres to make new mid-infrared devices.
  Imaging Multifunctional Nanomaterials in Three-Dimensions with Coherent X-rays
  Research Group: Quantum, Light & Matter
  Dr M Newton
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr. Marcus Newton. Co-supervisor Prof. Steven Collins. Project description.
  Integrated optical elements for miniaturised atom traps
  Research Group: Photonic Systems Circuits & Sensors
  Prof P Smith
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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Supervisor. Prof. Peter Smith,. Co-supervisor Dr Corin Gawith, Dr James Gates & Dr Christopher Holmes. Project description. This project will involve development of glass on silicon waveguide components to couple light into magneto-optical traps.
  New Optical Components and Optical Amplifiers Development for Future High Speed Internet
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Prof D Richardson
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor David Richardson. Co-supervisor Dr Yongmin Jung. Project description.
  Next-generation femtosecond fibre-laser CPA sources and their applications
  Prof D Richardson
Application Deadline: 7 March 2020

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Supervisor. Professor David Richardson. Co-supervisor. Dr Johnathon Price. Project description.
  Optical frequency combs and hollow core fibres for photonics-based generation and manipulation of ultra-wide bandwidth signals
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Dr R Slavik
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor Radan Slavik. Co-supervisor Professor David J. Richardson. Project description.
  Printed optics by ultrafast laser nanostructuring of transparent materials
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Prof P Kazansky
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor Peter Kazansky. Project description. High-power ultrafast lasers enable the new technique of direct optical writing for patterning waveguides, micro- and nano-structures in three dimensions, to provide entirely new functionalities in optoelectronics.
  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.
  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.
  Ultrafast reconfigurable Nanophotonics, Plasmonics and Metamaterials
  Research Group: Quantum, Light & Matter
  Prof O L Muskens
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Prof. Otto Muskens. Project description. Applications are invited for a postgraduate researcher to join a research project in the Integrated Nanophotonics group at the University of Southampton.
  Ultra-stable fibre optics using new-generation optical fibres
  Dr R Slavik
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor Radan Slavik. Co-supervisor Professor Francesco Poletti, Dr. Eric R. Numkam Fokoua. Project description.
  Up-conversion detectors based on PPLN waveguides (Miniaturising components for imagining in low light)
  Research Group: Photonic Systems Circuits & Sensors
  Dr C Gawith
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Corin Gawith. Co-supervisor Prof Peter Smith. Project description. Our team of 20 researchers specialises in the development and manufacture of novel optoelectronic components for applications in quantum technology, integrated optical sensors, and laser optics.
  Wide-band optical fibre amplifiers for the next generation of internet
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Dr D J Richards
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor David Richardson. Co-supervisor Dr Lin Xu. Project description. We are looking for applicants with a background in physics, material sciences or engineering to develop the technology needed to support the internet of the future.
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