Author Topic: PhD Scholarships in Quantum Sensing at Technical University of Denmark  (Read 1073 times)


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Applications are invited for a three-year PhD scholarship within the field of  quantum optics at the Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark. The project is a part of an international collaboration with  the Max-Planck institute for the Science of light in Germany and  Queensland University in Australia.

Spurred by the increasing  demand on highly sensitive sensors in various sciences, optical systems  that enable measurement precisions beyond what is possible with  classical approaches by means of quantum technology are being intensely explored. Quantum sensing of various parameters beyond the standard  classical limit have been achieved by a number of groups using quantum  light, but all systems have been based on large bulk setups incompatible  with real life applications. In this project we want to pursue a novel  route to quantum sensing based on micro-cavities on a chip. The  micro-cavities produce quantum light that can be used for the measurement of various quantities such as temperature, motion, position  and rotation at sensitivities unreachable with conventional methods.


  • master degree within optics/photonics, physics or engineering or a similar degree with an equivalent academic level.
  • background in quantum optics and micro-optics fabrication is an advantage.
  • good communication skills in English – written and spoken.
  • ability to work independently, and to be a part of a dynamical group.

Approval and Enrolment

The  scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and  the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes  of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and  the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

Salary and appointment terms

The  salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for  PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years.

Further information

For further information please contact Associate Professor Ulrik L. Andersen, e-mail:

You can read more about the department on English homepage


We must have your online application by 1 March 2011. Please open the link “apply for this job online”, fill in the application form and attach the following documents;
  • A short motivation
  • CV
  • Copy of certificate with grades, publications and/or thesis.

References if applicable to: Dorte Glass,

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, inability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline : 1 March 2011

Web Link: PhD Scholarshipsin Quantum Sensing at Technical University of Denmark

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