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We are constantly looking for motivated Bachelor, Master and PhD students as well as PostDocs with interests in the theoretical and numerical analysis of light matter interaction in micro- and nanooptical systems. If you would like to join our group while working in the context of any of our research activities, please do not hesitate to contact us.

In particular we currently offer a PostDoc position on:

 

PostDoc position on Computational Photonic Material Design or Modern Optical Structured Materials

Contents: We currently have an open position for a PostDoc that shall complement our expertise. Specifically, we are looking for somebody that deals either with 

  1. Computational Aspects of Photonic Material Design,i.e. the development and application of various tools that allow to work towards the solution of the inverse problem, e.g. shape and topology optimization, deep learning, neural networks, adjoint method, etc. and/or 
  2. Modern Optical Structured Materials,i.e. 3D metallic or dielectric metamaterials, meta-surfaces or optical antennas and specific physical effects to be studied in there, e.g. topological effects, nonlinear effects, quantum effects, etc. Also, the consideration of such structured materials in solar cells or light emitting diodes to improve their efficiency is at stake. 

 

Requirements: The candidate we are looking for should have an excellent background in theoretical and computational physics and a strong interest in electrodynamics and optics; proven in a PhD thesis on related subjects, and a convincing academic track record. The candidate shall possibly have already some experience as a PostDoc. The candidate should be committed to a scientific career. The candidate can be, upon request, involved into teaching activities and other projects on related subjects. Therefore, he/she should be open to other research themes in the broader field of theoretical nanooptics. The candidate shall be committed to work together with PhD students and to be with that the heart of a smaller group that deals with topics revolving around the core expertise of the applicant.

 

What we offer: The opportunity to develop an academic career in an environment that offers a multifold of possible collaborations. Depending on the success, the position enables the employment of candidates on rather long time scales, however, initially the contract is limited to one year. The opportunity for a further qualification (Habilitation) exists. Work can be done on many different subjects, for which the candidate can decide to a certain extent independent on which subjects he/she wants to put emphasize. More details can be provided upon request.    

 

If you are interested in working in our group, please send your application including a CV, a publication list, and a link where your PhD thesis can be downloaded to Prof. Dr. Carsten Rockstuhl. Please also mention colleagues that could provide a reference.

Contact for further information and application

Prof. Carsten Rockstuhl

 

Master thesis on Quantum state engineering in quantum nanophotonic platforms

The generation of quantum states of light and its reliable controllability are highly required to realize various quantum applications in the context of, e.g., quantum simulation, quantum computing, quantum cryptography, and quantum metrology. It is the purpose of this master thesis to develop a novel scheme that generates nonclassical state of light (e.g., single photon, squeezed state, or more specialized states) and manipulates its nonclassical properties in a well-controlled manner using different plasmonic platforms (e.g., metallic waveguides, nanoparticles, or metamaterials). The project exploits particular methods such as the driven-dissipative approach, the photon-catalysis, or nonlinearity-induced photon control. The master thesis is theoretical but shall be done in close collaboration with experimental partners that aim to implement our theoretical scheme. 

Contact for further information and application

Prof. Carsten Rockstuhl

Dr. Changhyoup Lee

 

Master thesis on Quantum nanophotonic sensing and imaging

Nonclassical properties (e.g., sub-Poissonian photon-number distribution or entanglement) of an input state of light enables a photonic sensor to achieve much higher sensitivity or more precise measurement well beyond the standard quantum limit. With the advancement of experimental nanophotonic technologies, the master project aims to successfully implement quantum metrological ideas in particular nanophotonic sensors, making use of both classical mode properties and quantum features of light. The student will develop novel sensing schemes that are feasible and robust to realistic losses in particular nanophotonic platforms, e.g., the surface plasmon resonance sensor— one of the most successful photonic sensor at the classical level. The master thesis is theoretical but shall be done in close collaboration with experimental partners that aim to implement our theoretical schemes. 

Contact for further information and application

Prof. Carsten Rockstuhl

Dr. Changhyoup Lee