Continuous-variable quantum key distribution (QKD) is a well established technology to distribute secret keys between two parties for data encryption.
About the position:
- The technology has strong similarities to coherent optical telecommunication, however noise is crucial as it is attributed to an eavesdropper and, thus, drastically reduces performance.
- You will use coherent and also squeezed states for the demonstrations and work together with partners from the EU Quantum Technology Flagship projects Unicorn and Civic.
- We are part of the EU Flagship project Continuous Variable Quantum Communication (Civic), the Photonic Integration project UNIQORN and the EU H2020 Quantum Key Distribution Tested project OPENQKD.
- The position will be hosted by the Section of Quantum Physics and Information Technology (QPIT) at the Department of Physics of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).
- QPIT conducts widely recognized research within a range of diverse topics such as continuous-variable quantum information processing, quantum enhanced sensing, and engineering of solid state quantum systems.
- Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.
- You have a passion for photonics and are familiar with I/Q (amplitude / phase) modulation be it from a background in telecommunications or quantum optics with continuous variables and you are intrigued by its application in quantum key distribution.
- You enjoy finding clever solutions to difficult problems and further you have the following qualifications:
- Experience with working with amplitude and phase modulation and (coherent) detection: telecommunication or quantum optics
- Experience with fiber optics
- Some experience with python or mat lab programming
How to apply:
- Submit online Applications
- Applications must be submitted as one PDF filecontaining 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:
- Application (cover letter)
- Diploma (MSc/PhD)
- List of publications
Further information may be obtained fromTobias Gehring
|Organization||Technical University of Denmark|
|Type of position||postdoctoral|
|Subject areas||Quantum Physics and Information Technology|