This PhD position concerns a project that pioneer the amalgamation of advanced ultracold atom technology with the emerging technology of optical superoscillations to achieve unprecedented level of control over the physical locations, interactions and quantum states manipulation of atoms at the nanoscale level and in free space. By generating precisely tailored superoscillatory fields with gigantic gradients and tight foci, we will capture individual atoms onto reconfigurable interacting ensembles of one-, two- and three-dimensional patterns with flexibility in the sub-wavelength domain that has never been available before. Our objectives will therefore to explore new routes for assembly, manipulation, and detection of quantum matter for computing, simulations and sensing applications.
At first, the ultracold sample is a magneto-optical trap on cesium atoms for which expertise has been developed together with important contributions on the field of atoms coupled to nanophotonic systems [1-3].
The candidate should have a strong academic background in Quantum and Photonics. Interested candidate should first contact David Wilkowski via email with necessary documentations which includes a CV, brief statement of research interests and names and electronic contact details of at least two referees.
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CQT PhD Application information: https://cqtphd.quantumlah.org
Group homepage: https://ultracold.quantumlah.org