Postdoc in Optical Signal Processing using Photonic Integrated Devices

DTU Fotonik
Wednesday 07 Mar 18

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DTU Fotonik, the Department of Photonics Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark, works within most areas of photonics. The department is now seeking a candidate for a postdoc position in the field of nonlinear optical signal processing using compact devices, such as III-V photonic-crystal waveguides.

The position is supported by two Centres of Excellence: The SPOC (Silicon Photonics for Optical Communications) Centre, and the NATEC (Nanophotonics for Terabit Communications) Centre.

The postdoc will be based in the High-Speed Optical Communications and the Nanophotonics Theory & Signal Processing groups. The position is for a period of 2 years.

Responsibilities and tasks
The postdoc will investigate low-energy all-optical and electrical signal processing using photonic wires and photonic-crystal waveguides.

The postdoc will perform detailed optical characterisation of the devices and perform optical communication systems experiments with them in the scenario of ultra-compact devices, high bandwidth and low energy consumption.

The postdoc will contribute to modelling, design and fabrication of the devices, in close collaboration with team members of SPOC and NATEC.

The postdoc will be expected to spend up to 20% of her/his time on student activities, such as co-supervision of PhD, MSc and BSc students.

The postdoc may also be involved in general dissemination activities as needed in the Centres relating to e.g. web pages and other types of outreach.

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

The candidate is expected to be self-motivated, curious, capable of independent thinking and interested in close collaboration with fellow researchers.

The candidate should have a strong background in experimental photonics, including design and fabrication of III-V semiconductor membrane structures with photonic crystal patterns, basic device characterization and optical systems experiments.

The candidate should be able to work independently on fabrication, characterization and advanced system experiments as well as collaborate with other researchers in the High-Speed Optical Communications and Nanophotonics Theory & Signal Processing groups.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and an academic freedom tempered by responsibility. 

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The period of employment is 2 years with starting date May 15, 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The place of work is DTU Fotonik, DTU Lyngby Campus.

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Leif Katsuo Oxenløwe and Professor Jesper Mørk.  

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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 31 March 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Fotonik has 210 employees with competences in optics and is one of the largest centers in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research is performed within optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and public service. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 11,000 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.