We seek a highly talented and ambitious PhD student to join, in the framework of the ECLAUSion cotutelle programm, our project aiming at fabricate and characterize SiC photonic structures with embedded colour centres for quantum information application.
The goal of the thesis is to realize and characterize SiC photonics structures (nanopillars, photonic crystals (PhC) cavities) with embedded color centers (Si vacancy (VSi) and Nitrogen – carbon vacancy complex (NCVSi)). The enhancement of photoluminescence (PL) emission both by collection efficiency improvement and/or spontaneous emission rate increase (Purcell effect) will be evaluated and will allow for characterization of optical spin control (Optically Detected Magnetic Resonance experiment) at single defect level. The expected demonstration of the optical spin-control in these structures will allow to use them as building block for applications in integrated quantum nanophotonics circuits. These circuits can be used for quantum sensing and quantum network applications. The possibility to realize integrated near IR sources from coherent emission mode of nanopillar assembly will be also investigated.
The candidate will hold a MSc in nanoscience or nanomaterials with knowledge in quantum photonics. He(she) will like experimental work and be able to work at the interface of material and photonics. He(she) will not have studied in France for more than 2 years over the last 3 years.
The successful candidates will be employed on a full-time basis with a competitive salary in accordance with the Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Action rules. The successful candidates will receive a financial package consisting of living and mobility allowances, i.e. 2 900 €/month, the net salary will be around 1 500 €/month. In addition, a top-up living allowance for the ESR while in Melbourne (for a stay up to 12 months), and the student airfare between France/Australia will be paid to the ESR.
Technology › Nanotechnology
04 September 2020