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Third-cycle subject: Physics - specialization optics and photonics
The project concerns applied research in the field of integrated nonlinear optics in the framework of the European Network MICROCOMB, aiming at the demonstration of frequency comb generators based on quadratic nonlinearities. Frequency comb research is a Nobel prize winning area and frequency comb generators in compact integrated microresonators (microcombs) are now rapidly emerging as a disruptive technology with multi-disciplinary applications, which encompass metrology, ultrafast signal processing, astronomy, spectroscopy, quantum optics and soliton physics.
The goal of this project is to explore, through theory and experiments, the potential of quadratic optical nonlinearities for a novel class of microcomb devices. The project shall build upon the state-of-the-art nanophotonic platform developed at KTH for ultrahigh confinement and low loss waveguides in lithium niobate on insulator (LNOI) and investigate with it novel nonlinear effects and devices, to demonstrate on-chip microcombs operating with quadratic nonlinearities in the cascading regime.
Through the project, you will become an expert in LNOI nanophotonics, microcombs and nonlinear optics and receive high-quality training in a broad range of experimental techniques for photonic device characterization, fabrication and modelling. Furthermore you shall gain skills in research collaboration, mobility and innovation and take part in a rich programme of trans-national scientific exchanges and events withing the MICROCOMB network, involving leading industry and academic partners across Europe.
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Target degree: Doctoral degree.
Information regarding admission and employment
Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year and may thereafter be extended. Doctoral students may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.
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