cold atoms

This position is embedded in the research project OPTIMO-II, a DLR-funded project investigating atomic quantum memories for operation in space.

The project is to carry out theoretical research on the physics of trapped Rydberg ions and atoms within the ERyQSenS-consortium (funded through the QuantERA call) which is formed by European experimental and theoretical research group.

PhD/PostDoc Positions

Single atoms coupled to high-finesse optical cavities allow us to study light-matter interactions in the quantum regime. Full control over atoms and photons makes them ideal prototypes for quantum information science. Your thesis work will involve many aspects of quantum optics and quantum information processing: quantum networks, quantum memories, remote entanglement, quantum state transfer, quantized light fields, optical resonators, laser cooling and trapping of atoms.

research topics:

  • quantum information processing
  • cavity quantum electrodynamics
  • cold polar molecules
  • Bose-Einstein condensation
  • Rydberg physics

Submission deadline: 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Registration deadline: 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Following from the success of ONNA2013 & 2015, the ONNA2017 workshop will be held at OIST Graduate University ( from 5-8 June 2017. The aim of the workshop is to bring together experts and early stage researchers from diverse communities who use optical micro and nanofibres for their research needs, whether it be for quantum, sensing, or other applications. The number of participants is strictly limited and will be based on application.


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