Time-resolved quantum metrology for the detection of infrared radiation

PI: Matteo Clerici; Keywords: Quantum optics, spectroscopy, imaging, squeezed light

Position type: Post doctoral

We are looking for a talented and passion-driven candidate to fulfil a 1-y postdoc at the University of Glasgow. The candidate will work in the UNO (Ultrafast Nonlinear Optics) group, led by Dr Clerici, with access to state-of-the-art research infrastructures.

The project goal is to develop time-resolved quantum metrology approaches for the detection of infrared radiation. The research will focus on developing a pulsed twin-beam source for time-resolved sub-shot noise differential measurement. The project is in collaboration with industrial partners delivering the balanced detector to be used in the metrology experiments.

Essential requirements:

  • A PhD degree in Physics (or similar disciplines) and a strong background in nonlinear and quantum optics.

  • Hands-on experience with ultrafast lasers, balanced detection, pump and probe schemes, frequency conversion, and parametric processes.

  • Ability to write and use codes for controlling lab instruments via, e.g., Matlab or LabView

  • Experience with optoelectronic detectors and with quantum metrology will be valued.

Application: The appointment will be for 1 year with the possibility of extension, pending research funding. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply at, searching for the vacancy reference 065747, or click this link:

Closing date: 28 October 2021.

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