The Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience focuses on research, innovation and education within the fields of future electronics, photonics, bio- and nanosystems. A close collaboration with Swedish and international partners within academia, industry and society enables scientific excellence and creates an innovative environment. In addition to the 200 researchers and PhD students, MC2 houses a cleanroom for micro- and nanofabrication with the latest equipment.


Information about the Photonics laboratory
The Photonics laboratory at the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, with about 35 members, is involved with research on optical communication systems, optical amplifiers, and optoelectronics. We have a state-of-the experimental facility for optical communication and excellent funding over the next several years. Our research is both experimental and numerical and we have extensive international collaboration. We also have access to a state-of-the-art clean room for fabrication of optical structures and devices as well as experience in commercializing our research.

In the area of communication we implement new modulation formats to achieve higher spectral efficiency in optical communication channels, thereby increasing capacity. Ultralow noise optical amplifiers are developed as they allow a further increase the transmission performance significantly. The more device-oriented research deals with lasers satisfying requirements for optical interconnects in terms of speed and power consumption. The work is coordinated in the Fibre Optical Communications Research Centre (FORCE), www.chalmers.se/force.

This research project deals with phase-sensitive optical parametric amplifiers (PSA) that have unique and superior properties compared with all other optical amplifiers, most notably the potential of noiseless amplification, very broad optical bandwidth, and being an enabler of a range of ultrafast all-optical functionalities. While these amplifiers have great promise for use in optical transmission, there exist many other very exciting applications as well ranging from spectroscopy, sensing, to free-space communication. We recently were awarded a major grant to conduct research on these amplifiers during a ten-year period. Topics include:

- Compact and high-performance nonlinear platforms for PSAs and other applications.
- Devices enabled by PSAs including ultralow noise lasers and broadband amplifiers.
- New optical amplification approaches for spatial-division-multiplexed transmission systems.
- Few-photon nonlinear optics and quantum communications.

The objective is to unleash the unexplored potential of PSAs by generating knowledge and implementing experimental demonstrations that go substantially beyond current state-of-the-art. This involves a mix of engineering and scientific challenges with telecom and non-telecom applications in mind.

We are now seeking innovative self-motivated persons that will be able work independently as well as in larger teams. Fluency in English is a requirement. The persons filling these positions will participate in research on phase-sensitive parametric amplifiers and involves both experimental and numerical/theoretical work. The majority of your working time is devoted to your own research.

The positions as Post-doctoral fellows are full-time employments, limited to a maximum of two years. Applicant should have a PhD degree preferably in Engineering Physics, Electrical Engineering or similar. Strong experimental experience in any of the following areas is required; optical fiber communication, nonlinear optics, optoelectronics, and/or device design. Your responsibility will also include assisting PhD students in their work.

Major responsibilities
The persons filling these positions will participate in research as outlined above and will be conducting mainly experimental work supported by numerical simulations. The appointments offer an opportunity to qualify for further research positions within academia or industry.

Position summary
The position as a Post-doctoral fellow student is a full-time temporary employment, limited to a maximum of two years.

Qualifications
Applicant should have a PhD degree preferably in Photonics, Engineering Physics, Electrical Engineering or similar. Strong experimental experience in any of the following areas is required; optical fiber communication, nonlinear optics, optoelectronics, and/or device design. The responsibility will also include assisting PhD students in their work. Excellent presentation skills, and fluency in English are required. Experience from optical parametric amplifiers is a merit.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20170631 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number) including:
• 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications.
• Previous research fields and main research results.
• Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 28 February, 2018

For questions, please contact:
Peter Andrekson, MC2, peter.andrekson@chalmers.se
Magnus Karlsson, MC2, magnus.karlsson@chalmers.se

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