The institute of physics at the faculty of sciences at the University of Amsterdam offers 4 positions for Ph.D. in 4 projects in Quantum Physics.
Project 1: Continuous atom laser
In this project, you will try to build the first continuous atom laser. So far only short atom laser pulses have been created by outcoupling a beam of atoms from a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC). Insights that you gain to produce the atom laser will also advance project 3 and you will thereby be able to participate in that project as well.
Project 2: Quantum simulation with Rydberg coupled Sr atoms
In this project, you will build a quantum simulator based on individual Sr atoms held in optical tweezers and coupled through excitations to Rydberg states. The ultimate goal is to push the quantum simulator into a regime where it can address relevant challenges that cannot be solved using classical computers.
Project 3: Superradiant Sr clock
In this project, you will develop a continuously operating superradiant clock. Here we want to improve and simplify the clock by creating a laser from direct emission of light on the clock transition. This project has three parts. In one part we will create a superradiant laser on a kHz-wide transition. In the second part, we’ll attempt to build a superradiant clock on an MHz-wide transition of Sr.The third part will be the exploration of the foundations of superradiant lasing in Amsterdam.
Project 4: RbSr ground-state molecules
In this project, you will create ultracold RbS ground-state molecules and use them to perform quantum simulations. After creating the molecules, your first goal will be to induce repulsive interactions between them, so that they can collide with each other without undergoing chemical reactions.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
25 - 35, 36 - 60
More than year
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