Realization of 2D nanoplatelet nanophotonic circuits
Master
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Short Description:
Photonic integrated circuits (PICs) are optical analogies of electrical circuits. They show great advantageous in miniaturization, robustness, reliability, and scalability with lower energy consumption, higher transport speed, and broader operation bandwidth. In fully functional on-chip PICs, a combination of passive nanophotonic devices such as waveguides, ring resonators, gratings, directional couplers, MZ interferometers, Y-splitters, and active devices like on-chip microlasers, optical amplifiers, and photodetectors is required. Therefore, precise control over these elements' shapes, sizes, and locations via advanced fabrication techniques with high-resolution patterning capabilities is vital.
Semiconductor nanoplatelets or quantum wells (QWs) simultaneously possess high optical gains and large refractive indices. These characteristics as well as their outstanding properties, such as solution processability, excellent photostability, wide wavelength tunability, and high quantum yield, make them suitable to be incorporated in passive and active nanophotonic devices. Using semiconductor nanoplatelets as building blocks in both the on-chip lasers sources and other photonic devices significantly reduces the complexity and compatibility issues stemming from using different materials in a single chip. This can considerably facilitate the integration and fabrication process of PICs due to the utilization of the same material.

Requirements:
We are looking for a top-level student in Materials Science or Natural Science with excellent verbal and written communication skills in English who wants to make a mark in science. Knowledge of working with colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals is an advantage. The candidate must be able to work independently and progress in the research work by own achievements. He/she must be creative in solving experimental challenges. A fundamental part of the work will be reporting the results. The candidate must be experienced in writing technical/scientific reports. It is expected that the candidate has a solid research-ethical approach. The primary workplace will be the Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology and Max Bergmann Center of Biomaterials Dresden.
Our group does not discriminate based on race, color, gender identity, religion, or national origin. The application from students with disabilities will be particularly welcome.

Benefits:
We offer exciting tasks in a robust international academic environment as well as an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues. The student will learn advanced nanofabrication techniques and experience multidisciplinary nanomaterial research and development.



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Realization of 2D nanoplatelet nanophotonic circuits
Master
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Short Description:
Photonic integrated circuits (PICs) are optical analogies of electrical circuits. They show great advantageous in miniaturization, robustness, reliability, and scalability with lower energy consumption, higher transport speed, and broader operation bandwidth. In fully functional on-chip PICs, a combination of passive nanophotonic devices such as waveguides, ring resonators, gratings, directional couplers, MZ interferometers, Y-splitters, and active devices like on-chip microlasers, optical amplifiers, and photodetectors is required. Therefore, precise control over these elements' shapes, sizes, and locations via advanced fabrication techniques with high-resolution patterning capabilities is vital.
Semiconductor nanoplatelets or quantum wells (QWs) simultaneously possess high optical gains and large refractive indices. These characteristics as well as their outstanding properties, such as solution processability, excellent photostability, wide wavelength tunability, and high quantum yield, make them suitable to be incorporated in passive and active nanophotonic devices. Using semiconductor nanoplatelets as building blocks in both the on-chip lasers sources and other photonic devices significantly reduces the complexity and compatibility issues stemming from using different materials in a single chip. This can considerably facilitate the integration and fabrication process of PICs due to the utilization of the same material.

Requirements:
We are looking for a top-level student in Materials Science or Natural Science with excellent verbal and written communication skills in English who wants to make a mark in science. Knowledge of working with colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals is an advantage. The candidate must be able to work independently and progress in the research work by own achievements. He/she must be creative in solving experimental challenges. A fundamental part of the work will be reporting the results. The candidate must be experienced in writing technical/scientific reports. It is expected that the candidate has a solid research-ethical approach. The primary workplace will be the Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology and Max Bergmann Center of Biomaterials Dresden.
Our group does not discriminate based on race, color, gender identity, religion, or national origin. The application from students with disabilities will be particularly welcome.

Benefits:
We offer exciting tasks in a robust international academic environment as well as an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues. The student will learn advanced nanofabrication techniques and experience multidisciplinary nanomaterial research and development.



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