Open positions

Postdoc position on integrated and nonlinear/quantum optics

Quantum optical systems operate on a wide variety of wavelengths so that a transduction between those wavelengths is required to interface those system to each other. This is especially the case for color centers operating at near visible wavelength (600-750nm) and long range telecommunications optimized at 1550 nm. The main project consists in creating a wavelength converter based on the process of difference frequency generation in gallium phosphide nanophotonic structures. The project includes many aspects of physics engineering: theory, design and experimentation. The postdoc candidate may also participate to other projects revolving around wavelength conversion for quantum optics applications and even introduce his/her own research line over time. This project fits in the Belgian Quantum Communication Infrastructure funded by the EU Digiconnect.

PhD / Post-doc positions in nonlinear fiber optics

We have open positions within the framework of the 4-year Excellence of Science (EOS) research project “PULSE” (Pattern Formation in Integrated Lasers for Spectroscopy and Terahertz Wave Generation). PULSE is a collaborative project between the Photonic Research Group (PRG) of the Ghent University, the OPERA-photonics group of the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), the MPQ in Germany and the IEMN-CNRS in France.

4 Postdoc and or PhD positions in quantum photonics

The Photonics Research Group has been granted funding for advancing essential quantum information technologies:
- quantum circuits for Quantum key distribution: MDI-QKD transceivers  and quantum memoryless repeaters
- integrated single photon avalanche photodiodes
- silicon photonics high bandwidth squeezers
- photonics interface to color centers
Our group is also looking for a coordinator of the Belgian quantum infrastructure deployment. This position may or may not be coupled to a research activity on integrated quantum photonics.

Postdoc position in nonlinear and quantum optics

TOPIC: Squeezing using silicon photonics

The project consists in generating high bandwidth squeezed states using a four-wave mixing process involving two pump beams in silicon nanophotonics ICs. Squeezed states are quantum states of light showing sub-classical uncertainty on either phase or amplitude. Squeezed states generation has been demonstrated 3 decades ago using nonlinear optical processes in nonlinear crystals and optical fibres. Squeezers have received a renewed interest for their applications in quantum computing and communications. Their miniaturization has been reported using silicon nitride photonics. Silicon photonics promises a significant improvement of the miniaturization while reaching squeezing bandwidth fully exploiting the best detectors available.

INSTITUTION: The project will take place primarily at the University of Ghent


Motivated researcher having a research project possibly fitting in our research activities are highly encouraged to contact us in view of an application for any of the following fellowships.

Please, check the eligibility criteria associated to the funding instrument.