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