Post-doctoral Research Position in “Single quantum dot optical physics”
A vacancy for a post-doctoral researcher exists in the group led by Professor John Donegan. The research project deals with colloidal single quantum dots (CdTe, CdSe ..), their interactions with one another and the interaction of these dots with microsphere structures. The work aims to understand and control the emission from coupled microcavity structures (photonic molecules) in the regime of single photon emission.
The laboratory is world-class with fluorescence lifetime (FLIM), confocal and scanning near-field microscopes (SNOM). We have an optical trap based on conical refraction of light that can hold and manipulate optical structures. In addition, we have a fs-laser system suitable for pump-probe and z-scan measurements with full wavelength coverage from 220 nm to 10 microns. A clean room facility exists to allow fabrication of mircocavity structures.
The research is associated with the CRANN Nanoscience Institute in Trinity College Dublin, http://www.crann.tcd.ie/ in which nanoscale structures are being designed and fabricated for electronic, magnetic and photonic applications. The project is funded by Science Foundation Ireland under its PI grant scheme, http://www.sfi.ie .
- To apply:
- Candidates must have a PhD in Physics with direct experience in optics of single quantum dots, with experience in microcavity structures a distinct advantage. The first tranche of applications will be examined on Aug. 15th 2011, but the post will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
Please send a CV to Professor John Donegan, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with subject Postdoctoral Researcher Single Quantum Dots.