The ICB Laboratory holds a recognized expertise in nonlinear (fiber) optics and plasmonics. The last few years, ICB has developed a set of new materials for micro-photonics (TiO2, SiNx) with the aim to circumvent the limitations of the all-silicon photonics approach. We are looking for a candidate that will help us shaping these new materials into actual micro-photonic structures.
The main objective of the postdoctoral-research project is to develop a membranization recipe for photonics micro-structures made of TiO2 and SiNx. This is motivated by the fact that suspended micro-photonics structures exhibit better light confinement thanks to their higher index contrast. It also removes the necessity to grow the materials on a low index substrate, which alleviates some constraints on the material growth. The second objective is then to explore the different photonics architectures that could actually be membranized and the constraint the membranization process imposes on the design. Finally the postdoctoral fellow will characterize the intrinsic properties of the suspended photonics structures and compared them to what is obtained with standard on-substrate structures.
The project will involve heavy development work at the ARCEN small clean-room facility hosted within the ICB; some optical characterization work; and the numerical simulations of photonics microstructures.
Supervisor(s):COLMAN Pierre firstname.lastname@example.org
Considering the short duration of this project, the ideal candidate must be already acquainted with micro/nano fabrication. This includes in particular the use of Electronic Beam Lithography (EBL) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) systems.
The candidate shall hold a Ph.D. in micro-photonics / nano-science – or in any related subject-; or a master degree with at least a 2-year work experience in nano-fabrication in a clean-room environment.
Application deadline: June 30th
Starting Job:Latest 30/09/2019
Depending on the type of position
Please send the following documents (all in one PDF file) by e-mail to email@example.com :1) For EU candidates: Copy of your national ID card or of your passport page where your photo is printed. For non-EU candidates: Copy of your passport page where your photo is printed.
2) Curriculum Vitae (may include hyperlinks to your ResearchID, Research Gate Google Scholar accounts).
3) Detailed list of publications (may include hyperlinks to DOI of publications).
4) Letter of motivation relatively to the position (Cover Letter) in which applicants describe themselves and their contributions to previous research projects (maximum 2 pages)
5) Copy of your PhD degree if already available.
6) Coordinates of reference persons (maximum 3, at least your master thesis supervisor):
Title, Name, organization, e-mail.
If you have questions regarding the application, please contact the supervisors.