15 PhD positions announced in SUPUVIR

We are seeking 15 skilled candidates for PhD positions across Europe in supercontinuum light sources and applications. The candidates should have a background in Physics and interest in nonlinear optics, fibre optics and waveguides, and laser physics. 

SUPUVIR (SUPercontinuum broadband light sources covering UV to IR applications) is a new European Training Network funded by the European H2020 programme (read more here). SUPUVIR will focus on so-called supercontinuum laser sources, which essentially are laser sources emitting coherent laser light that is broadband enough to be considered white.

The PhD students will be given extensive knowledge in silica and soft-glass chemistry, preform design and fibre drawing, linear and nonlinear fibre and waveguide characterization, nonlinear fibre optics, supercontinuum modelling, supercontinuum system design, patent protection, and in-depth knowledge of a broad range of the main applications of supercontinuum high-power broadband light sources.

The research and development in SUPUVIR will give improved supercontinuum sources and supercontinuum spectra enabling new science and applications for optical imaging, spectroscopy, sensing and control, e.g. optical coherence tomography, IR multimodal spectroscopy, confocal and fluorescence microscopy, photoacoustic imaging and food quality control.

The specific projects that are open for applications are

  1. Supercontinuum generation with rugged femtosecond fibre lasers (DTU, see more here)
  2. Efficient mid-IR supercontinuum generation in quadratic nonlinear waveguides (DTU, see more here)
  3. High-power visible-near-IR supercontinuum sources for spectroscopic photoacoustic microscopy (DTU, see more here)
  4. Multi-tone supercontinuum sources for food control applications with IR spectroscopy (DTU, see more here)
  5. Mid-IR supercontinuum generation in soft-glass photonic crystal fibres (CNRS, apply here)
  6. Black-light ultraviolet supercontinuum generation in high-hydroxide doped silica fibres (CNRS)
  7. Development of tellurite photonic crystal fibres for nonlinear applications (ITME, see more here)
  8. Supercontinuum generation using all-normal dispersion soft-glass fibres (ITME, see more here)
  9. Multimodal mid-IR spectroscopy and optical coherence tomography (RECENDT, apply here)
  10. All-fibre all-normal dispersion supercontinuum generation with femtosecond pumping (NKT, apply here)
  11. Microstructured optical fibres based on chalcogenide glasses for mid-IR supercontinuum generation (UR1)
  12. Supercontinuum sources in emerging wavelength regimes for biomedical applications (LEUKOS, apply here)
  13. High power multimode supercontinuum sources for the mid-IR (TUT, apply here)
  14. Range-resolved supercontinuum-based Lidar for spectroscopic gas sensing (VALMET, apply here)
  15. Supercontinuum radiation for the development of automated microscopy platforms (UCAM, position closed)

The starting date of the PhD projects is foreseen to be January 2017.

Please contact the SUPUVIR consortium members for more details on the specific positions and how to apply:

SUPUVIR is a European Training Network, funded by the Marie Skłodowska Curie Action, under the Innovative Training Network scheme H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016. The candidates should conform to the mobility rules:

Researchers can be of any nationality. They are required to undertake transnational mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up their appointment. Nationality is therefore not a criterion. Rather the location of the researcher's residence or main activity during the 3 years prior to their recruitment is determining.

Mobility Rule: at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the reference date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

When contacting any of the consortium members about the positions, please use the following line in the subject
“SUPUVIR PhD positions”
followed by your full name. This helps us in sorting through the applications and enquiries.