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PhD position on structured light lasers - available now at Strathclyde

Department of Physics

, Applications accepted all year round Awaiting Funding Decision/Possible External Funding

About the Project

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. Light profiles that carry orbital angular momentum (OAM) present a particular set of complex images, with advanced generation and detection technology already in place – even for single photons. In this PhD project – in collaboration with Dr. Sonja Franke-Arnold at the University of Glasgow – you will demonstrate storage and processing of OAM information in a rubidium vapour. You will support shifts between differently coloured images and build a dynamically controlled OAM light laser – elements required for a true OAM quantum network. The PhD will be carried out in the Experimental Quantum Optics and Photonics Group in the Physics Department at the University of Strathclyde.

Contact: Dr Aidan Arnold ()
Start date: Immediately
Eligibility: UK+EU students only


R.F. Offer, D. Stulga, E. Riis, S. Franke-Arnold & A.S. Arnold, Comms. Phys. 1, 84 (2018).
T.W. Clark, R.F. Offer, S. Franke-Arnold, A.S. Arnold & N. Radwell, Opt. Express 24, 6249 (2016).
R.F. Offer, J.W.C. Conway, E. Riis, S. Franke-Arnold & A.S. Arnold, Opt. Lett. 41, 2177 (2016).
G. Walker, A.S. Arnold & S. Franke-Arnold, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 243601 (2012).
A. Vernier, S. Franke-Arnold, E. Riis & A.S. Arnold, Opt. Express 18, 17020 (2010).

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