BC-58 PhDs in Silicon photonics circuits based on transfer print integration of active components
Contract Type: Full time/ Fixed Term- 4 years
We seek PhD students to design, build and demonstrate photonic circuits based on heterogeneous integration of the highest performing materials. Silicon based photonics has emerged as the means by which the functional power of photonics (high bandwidth, wavelength division multiplexing, parallelism) can be crystallised and made into circuits akin to electronics. The crux is to integrate active elements (lasers, modulators, detectors, isolators etc) in a seamless manner. We think that the technique of transfer printing where materials and devices are engineered on one substrate before being transferred to the silicon with precise placement will be the key enabler for the mass production of such circuits. See cora.ucc.ie/handle/10468/4783.
The successful applicants will develop III-V (InP, GaAs and related materials) semiconductor device design (simulation), silicon circuit design, realisation of the devices (growth, fabrication), integration using transfer printing followed by measurement and evaluation of the performance of the devices and circuits.
The students will be supported by the wide expertise and excellent infrastructure at Tyndall. The student will use scientific methods to innovate with new concepts. The student should be self-motivated and be ready and able to present their work in conferences and publications. The work must be performed in a safe manner.
An annual student stipend of €18,000 applies for successful candidates. In addition, the yearly University academic fees will paid by the Tyndall National Institute.
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