PhD position on advanced surface-electrode ion traps with integrated microwave manipulation
We are seeking a PhD student for a project on microwave quantum logic in surface-electrode ion traps. The thesis project can focus on the design and / or fabrication and operation of surface-electrode ion traps. The design of our traps is based on highly accurate microwave near-field finite element simulations. We produce microfabricated ion traps at the PTB clean room center and at LNQE, Leibniz University Hannover, both state of the art research clean room facilities. We operate these traps with 9Be+ ions at an intermediate bias field which is known to create qubit states with long coherence times. Our group operates a room temperature ion trap setup and a cryogenic apparatus which is currently being finalized.
The ideal candidate is highly motivated for an interdisciplinary project between high frequency technology, quantum optics, quantum information science and microfabrication and will have some background in laser spectroscopy, laser cooling, atom trapping or numerical simulations. The position will be based at the QUEST Institute for Experimental Quantum Metrology at PTB, Braunschweig, in close collaboration with the Institute of Quantum Optics, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany.
Please contact Christian Ospelkaus for details.