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 ultrahigh-speed photodiodes which are crucial components for next-gen communications and sensing applications at (sub-)terahertz frequencies. Performance targets will address bandwidth, order-of-magnitude size reductions and energy efficiency improvements, with the view to realize a Moore's Law for photonic integration. Besides from pursuing the device performance beyond state of the art, it is also envisaged to integrate such device 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.nlEnvironment
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.