Time and Frequency Laboratory, Physics Institute, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Research Group of Prof. Thomas Südmeyer
Optical frequency combs act as extremely accurate rulers in the frequency domain and provide a phase-stable link between microwave and optical frequencies. Their invention revolutionized various fields in metrology and was honored by the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics. Stabilized frequency combs have enabled huge progress in a wide range of areas, in particular in metrology and spectroscopy.
We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student who would like to conduct experimental research in the field of mid-IR quantum cascade laser (QCL) frequency combs. The work includes the analysis of the noise properties of this novel type of chip-based semiconductor sources that have a great potential for mid-IR dual-comb spectroscopy, and their stabilization by different methods. This research activity is part of a national project that targets mid-IR frequency comb spectroscopy based on the stabilized QCL sources. It involves intensive collaboration with the project partners ETHZ (Prof. J. Faist), EMPA (Dr L. Emmenegger) and the company IRsweep.
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The position is immediately available. Applicants are encouraged to send a curriculum vitae, the diploma or master thesis, and provide names and contact information for at least two referees.
For questions and applications, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Thomas Südmeyer, phone +41 32 718 29 94
Dr. Stéphane Schilt, phone +41 32 718 29 17