PhD scholarship in Chips for SDM: Multi-Mode Generators, Processors, Receivers

tirsdag 22 dec 20

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Frist 7. februar 2021
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DTU Fotonik works with all areas of photonic engineering, including a strong focus on optical communications. We are hereby announcing a PhD position within a topic of chips for SDM: multi-mode generators, processors, receivers. This project is part of the centre of excellence Silicon Photonics for Optical Communications (SPOC) funded by the Danish National Research Foundation and established in 2015. The SPOC centre was established to aim at significantly advancing the state-of-the-art in ultra-high capacity optical communications and this PhD project will be at the heart of this activity.

Responsibilities and qualifications
This PhD project is aimed at developing photonic chips for SDM (space-division multiplexing) such as multi-mode generators, processors, receivers, which will be utilized in SDM system demonstrations. This includes mode multiplexers/demultiplexers, SDM-switches and modulators. The project will also develop all-optical MIMO schemes based on integrated photonics for short-reach and/or DMD (differential mode delay)-managed transmission systems. We have a special interest in OAM (orbital angular momentum) modes, and recent research suggests that OAM-transmission will only require 4x4 MIMO, and if this is all-optical, it could be a very energy-favourable and scalable solution.

Candidates should have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree.


Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Toshio Morioka and SPOC centre leader Professor Leif Katsuo Oxenløwe.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Toshio Morioka, tomo@fotonik.dtu.dk

You can read more about DTU Fotonik at www.fotonik.dtu.dk

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Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 7 February 2021 (Danish time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

Candidates may apply prior to ob­tai­ning their master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Fotonik has 210 employees with competences in optics and is one of the largest centers in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research is performed within optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics.

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