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.