PhD/postdoc Magneto-photonic integration for onchip optical isolator&circulators

PhD/postdoc Magneto-photonic integration for onchip optical isolator&circulators

Published Deadline Location
4 Jan 25 Feb Eindhoven

Job description

Photonics is widely regarded as the key enabling technology of the 21st century and its application and use in many scientific and industrial fields is accelerated though Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs), which combine many optical components into a miniaturized chip format. Similar to electronic ICs, PICs are revolutionizing areas such as healthcare, communication and sensing and have the potential to be disruptive to the whole society. These technologies are receiving major investments through the PhotonDelta National Growth Fund program, with multiple new positions in integrated photonics. https://www.tue.nl/en/storage/electrical-engineering/faculteit/news-and-events/news-overview/22-04-2022-photonics-sector-eindhoven-gets-major-boost-with-11-billion-euro-investment/ This is a large program involving the leading industry, research institutes and universities in the Netherlands.

Research Position



We consider applicants for either PhD research or post-doctoral research. This position is opened particularly targeting magneto-photonics integration technology to enable large-scale optical isolators and circulators on chip. These devices are key to the very large integration of photonics, where complex circuits are built and the management of interfacial optical parasitics is becoming critical. The project will explore photonic waveguides with nanostructured ultrathin magnetic or YIG-based claddings, aiming for strong magneto-optical effects required for realizing non-reciprocal devices. Novel designs at circuit level will lead to compact, low-loss and polarization-insensitive isolators and circulators. It is also envisaged to integrate such devices into a comprehensive manufacturing platform consisting of highest performance polarization, phase and gain control elements. The InP membrane on silicon (imos) platform - pioneered at TU/e - will be developed into a comprehensive heterogeneous integration methodology which supports integration by means of wafer, die and coupon bonding. https://research.tue.nl/en/publications/indium-phosphide-membrane-nanophotonic-integrated-circuits-on-sil 

Together, as part of a big team, you will be working together to create a next generation heterogeneous platform, that can operate at unprecedented bandwidths (>100 GHz), at the highest possible integration density, bringing together the power of silicon technologies and indium phosphide photonics.

The new position will involve hands-on process development using recently installed, state of the art 4" (100 mm) indium phosphide manufacturing line, including high reproducibility epitaxy, deep ultra-violet scanner lithography and industry-grade etch and deposition equipment. These facilities and the associated expertise are considered to be unique in an academic research environment. The projects are supported with the infrastructure at the TU/e nanolab.

Candidates interested in specific themes should indicate this in their application. They are welcome to ask for additional technical background information from Yuqing Jiao y.jiao[at]tue.nl or Kevin Williams k.a.williams[at]tue.nl

Environment

The position is in the Photonic Integration Research Group, www.tue.nl/phi which is a part of the Eindhoven Hendrik Casimir Institute (EHCI) www.tue.nl/ehci. Our strong supporting infrastructure of laboratories, clean room infrastructure www.tue.nl/nanolab and technology know-how allows you to focus on your research and generate new opportunities for collaboration and growth. We believe we can only be world class if our researchers are doing well and feeling good.

The Eindhoven Brainport region, where we are located, is recognized as one of the most important regions in Europe for high-tech developments by the EU. Regional focus on specific technologies creates specific ecosystems to cooperate and commercialize technologies such as integrated photonics, high-tech systems and quantum technology.

We believe that professional development comes hand-in-hand with personal development. Therefore, you will also have access to high-quality training programs on general skills and topics related to research and valorization.

Specifications

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

Requirements

PhD
  • A master's degree (or an equivalent university degree) in electrical engineering, or (applied) physics,  with a genuine interest in pursuing a PhD.
  • A team player able to work in a dynamic, interdisciplinary environment.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English (C1 level). There is no Dutch language requirement.

PostDoc
  • PhD in electrical engineering, physics, or similar field.
  • Ability to conduct high quality academic research, demonstrated by a relevant PhD thesis and/or publication(s).
  • A team player able to work in a dynamic, interdisciplinary environment.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English (C1 level), good communication and leadership skills. There is no Dutch language requirement.

Conditions of employment

A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer you:

PhD:
  • Full-time employment for four years, with an intermediate evaluation (go/no-go) after nine months. You will spend 10% of your employment on teaching tasks.
  • Salary and benefits (such as a pension scheme, paid pregnancy and maternity leave, partially paid parental leave) in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, scale P (min. €2,770 max. €3,539).
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
  • High-quality training programs and other support to grow into a self-aware, autonomous scientific researcher. At TU/e we challenge you to take charge of your own learning process.
  • An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children's day care and sports facilities.
  • An allowance for commuting, working from home and internet costs.
  • A Staff Immigration Team and a tax compensation scheme (the 30% facility) for international candidates.

Postdoc:
  • Salary in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, scale 10 (min. €3,877 max. €5,090).
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
  • High-quality training programs on general skills, didactics and topics related to research and valorization.
  • An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children's day care and sports facilities.
  • Partially paid parental leave and an allowance for commuting, working from home and internet costs.
  • A TU/e Postdoc Association that helps you to build a stronger and broader academic and personal network, and offers tailored support, training and workshops.
  • A Staff Immigration Teamis available for international candidates, as are a tax compensation scheme (the 30% facility) and a compensation for moving expenses.

Additional information

About us

Eindhoven University of Technology is an internationally top-ranking university in the Netherlands that combines scientific curiosity with a hands-on attitude. Our spirit of collaboration translates into an open culture and a top-five position in collaborating with advanced industries. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow. 

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Information

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more?
Please contact the hiring manager dr. Juqing Jiao, email Y.Jiao[at]tue.nl

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The application should include a:
  • Cover letter in which you describe your research experience, motivation and qualifications for the position. Also indicate explicitly in the letter the position(s) that you are most interested in and/or fit best to your background.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and the contact information of three references who we may contact.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Specifications

  • PhD; Postdoc
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • V36.7174

Employer

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

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Make sure to apply no later than 25 Feb 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).