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 Funded PhD on Swept Sources Dynamics

Centre for Advanced Photonics & Process Analysis

The Centre for Advanced Photonics & Process Analysis (CAPPA) currently has a vacancy for a PhD position in the area of fundamental photonic physics. The CAPPA centre consists of 22 research staff and postgraduate students, and in the last 5 years has amassed over 50 journal publications, been awarded over €8 million in funding from both national and EU sources, has collaborated with 11 of the top 100 universities, and worked with over 30 companies. The Centre’s facilities include 4 state-of-the-art labs, located both on CIT main campus and within the Tyndall National Institute (www.tyndall.ie). The research aims of the group are to advance the understanding of the dynamics of novel semiconductor materials and devices from both applied and fundamental viewpoints. Major research strands include non-linear dynamics of lasers and ultrafast laser physics. Further information on the research themes and industry work carried out by CAPPA can be found at www.cappa.ie.

Project:
This PhD project will focus on the experimental and theoretical study of novel Fourier-Domain tunable swept sources based on a narrowband tunable filter. The device is comprised of a semiconductor optical amplifier as the gain medium in a ring cavity comprising the tunable filter. The modulated voltage applied to the filter shifts the resonance wavelength resulting in frequency tuning. When the tuning rate is similar to the cavity round trip time the Fourier domain mode-locking occurs. The applicant will work on the experimental implementation of the laser setup and assist with theoretical modelling of the system. The system will be characterised with respect to its spectral properties and its behaviour when tuning the peak of the filter. The system dynamical behaviour will be also investigated. The model of the system will be used to guide understanding and optimisation.
Postgraduate students in the group will work with prominent international collaborators and should be highly self-motivated as they will be expected to generate high quality publications and present at prestigious international conferences.

Requirements:
• Fluency in English language;
• Hold a first or second class honours (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in physics or a related discipline.
Details:
• The PhD student will receive a tax-free annual scholarship of € 18 000 (€ 1500/month tax free)
• Visa support and relocation assistance
• Tuition fees are paid by the employer
• Please send your CV, copies of academic transcripts and their translation to Dr. Tatiana Habruseva

Contact Details:
Dr. Tatiana Habruseva
tatiana.habruseva@tyndall.ie
Centre for Advanced Photonics & Process Analysis
Cork Institute of Technology
Bishopstown
Cork, IRELAND
Web: www.cappa.ie
Email: info@cappa.ie

This position is associated with IPIC, the Irish Photonic Integration Centre, a €30M SFI-funded research centre that brings together over 100 researchers from four institutes to develop new light-enabled technologies. See www.ipic.ie.

 

 

Funded PhD on Mode-Locked Lasers Dynamics
Centre for Advanced Photonics & Process Analysis

The Centre for Advanced Photonics & Process Analysis (CAPPA) currently has a vacancy for a PhD position in the area of fundamental photonic physics. The CAPPA centre consists of 22 research staff and postgraduate students, and in the last 5 years has amassed over 50 journal publications, been awarded over €8 million in funding from both national and EU sources, has collaborated with 11 of the top 100 universities, and worked with over 30 companies. The Centre’s facilities include 4 state-of-the-art labs, located both on CIT main campus and within the Tyndall National Institute (www.tyndall.ie). The research aims of the group are to advance the understanding of the dynamics of novel semiconductor materials and devices from both applied and fundamental viewpoints. Major research strands include non-linear dynamics of lasers and ultrafast laser physics. Further information on the research themes and industry work carried out by CAPPA can be found at www.cappa.ie.

Project:
This PhD project will focus on the experimental study of novel Quantum Dot and Quantum Dash mode-locked lasers. Semiconductor mode-locked lasers have much promise as sources of short, low jitter, high repetition rate pulses. Development of stabilised semiconductor sources is in a great demand for applications, such as optical telecommunications, frequency metrology, optical sampling and clock recovery.
In this project, monolithic passively mode-locked lasers, based on Quantum Dots and Quantum Dashes, will be studied experimentally and theoretically. The devices dynamical behaviour will be also investigated under optical feedback and optical injection. The model of the system will be used to guide understanding and optimisation.
Postgraduate students in the group will work with prominent international collaborators and should be highly self-motivated as they will be expected to generate high quality publications and present at prestigious international conferences.

Requirements:
• Fluency in English language;
• Hold a first or second class honours (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in physics or a related discipline.
Details:
• The PhD student will receive a tax-free annual scholarship of € 18 000 (€ 1500/month tax free)
• Visa support and relocation assistance
• Tuition fees are paid by the employer
• Please send your CV, copies of academic transcripts and their translation to Dr. Tatiana Habruseva

Contact Details:
Dr. Tatiana Habruseva
tatiana.habruseva@tyndall.ie
Centre for Advanced Photonics & Process Analysis
Cork Institute of Technology
Bishopstown
Cork, IRELAND
Web: www.cappa.ie
Email: info@cappa.ie

This position is associated with IPIC, the Irish Photonic Integration Centre, a €30M SFI-funded research centre that brings together over 100 researchers from four institutes to develop new light-enabled technologies. See www.ipic.ie.

 

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