Optical quantum memories with cold atomic ensembles
Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, Paris
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in experimental quantum optics and quantum information at Laboratoire Kastler Brossel (LKB), in Paris (France). LKB is jointly run by Université P. et M. Curie, Ecole Normale Supérieure and CNRS.
The proposed research is included in the starting European project “QSCALE: Extending the range of quantum communications”. It aims at experimentally demonstrating photonic and atomic components enabling the development of quantum repeaters and their integration into quantum communication and processing networks. QSCALE includes 6 European partners coordinated by the LKB quantum optics team. The successful applicant will play a key role in this cutting-edge and stimulating consortium.
The position will focus on the development of efficient optical quantum memories with large ensemble of cold atoms. The postdoctoral researcher will work on an experiment aiming at demonstrating long-lived storage of quantum states and controlling interactions between remote memories, an important requisite for scalable quantum networks. He will also actively participate to the study of novel architectures for quantum repeaters based on hybrid schemes involving continuous variables and single-photon counting.
Eligibility and conditions: Candidates must hold an internationally recognized PhD.-equivalent degree (or completion in the nearest future) in a field related to experimental quantum physics. The dynamic and highly-motivated candidate should have a track record of experimental research in either quantum optics, quantum information or atomic physics. There is no restriction of citizenship.
Application procedure: Inquiries and applications should be sent by email to Julien Laurat (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications should include a detailed CV, a brief statement of research interests and two names of potential referees. The call will remain open until the suitable candidate is identified.