2 PhD positions at the Institute for Quantum Matter • Ulm University • Ulm

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  1. Chien Hoang

    Chien Hoang Administrator Staff Member

    Open Positions 2
    Time Span as soon as possible for 3 years
    Application Deadline 31 Oct 2016
    Financing yes
    Type of Position
    • PhD - Individual Supervisor
    Field of Research
    • Mathematics / Natural Sciences
    Subjects Experimental atomic, molecular and quantum physics
    Description Laser-cooled atoms enable to study molecular binding mechanisms on a fundamental level and to create molecules in exactly defined quantum states. Ultracold molecules are a young and dynamical research area in quantum optics combining full control on the single-
    atom level with additional degrees of freedom (vibration, dipole moments etc.) of multi-atom molecules.

    An important method to create ultracold molecules is photoassociation: here, a laser photon takes unbound atom pairs into a bound, electronically excited state. From there, they can decay into several
    bound long-lived states.

    In our project, we want to control the spontaneous decay process in photo
    association using an optical microcavity (resonator) for the first time. The photon which is emitted during the decay process will be detected. Moreover, the optical microcavity will be used to detect ultracold molecules non-destructively. This would open up a new field in the area of quantum and molecular physics.

    The PhD project will be carried out at an experimental setup which can routinely produce Bose-Einstein condensates and ultra cold molecules. In the framework of the project, the optical microcavity will be integrated into the vacuum apparatus and
    changes of the laser system and the computer control system will be made.

    The candidate should be skilled and enjoy
    dealing with optics and electronics: here, you can gain many practical experiences with lasers, optics, vacuum equipment, control engineering and programming.
    A solid understanding of atomic physics, optics and quantum mechanics will be useful.

    The project takes place in the framework of the Center for Integrated Quantum Science and Technology (IQ ST) in collaboration with the Institute for Theoretical Chemistry of the University of Stuttgart (Prof. Dr. Andreas Köhn).

    The Institute of Quantum Matter is specialized on experimental research with ultracold quantum gases, such as Bose-Einstein Condensates and degenerate Fermi gases. There are three laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment to investigate ultracold Fermi gases in optical lattices, atom-ion collisions and ultracold Rubidium molecules.

    We offer at any time:
    • Exciting PhD theses in the modern fields of experimental quantum optics and atomic physics
    • State-of-the-art technologies: Laser, ultrahigh vacuum, electronics, software, and hardware
    • Scientific work in an international environment
    Requirements The ideal candidate would:
    • have fun with experimental work
    • be willing to move something forward
    • have basic knowledge in atomic and quantum physics
    • like to do some teaching at the university
    Working Language
    • English
    • German
    Language of Dissertation
    • English
    • German
    Required Documents
    • CV
    • Reports, certificates
    • Transcripts
    • Letter of Motivation
    More Information http://www.uni-ulm.de/en/nawi/qm/open-phd-positions.html

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