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PhD offer: Waveguides for atom-interferometry

The Experimental Quantum Optics and Photonics Group  (www.photonics.strath.ac.uk) at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow have
a number of fully-funded PhD positions available in the field of experimental  quantum technologies focused on the following projects:

Waveguides for atom-interferometry

The possibility of using interference of coherent matter-waves offer  tantalising levels of potential accuracy for measurement devices. A
particular application of interest is that of rotation sensing with  applications in quantum-based, autonomous navigation devices. The student  will join an research programmes in BEC interferometry at Strathclyde in the  development of a Bose-Einstein condensate atom interferometer device. A key  aim is the demonstration of an integrated optics and BEC interferometry. This  project would ultimately inform the translation of chip-based BEC technology  into a practical navigation tool.

For more details on the projects or details on how to apply please see  http://photonics.phys.strath.ac.uk/open_positions/.

The Department of Physics at the University of Strathclyde has been ranked  first in the UK for research by the Time Higher Education, based on the  results of the UK Research Excellence Framework. The Experimental Quantum  Optics & Photonics group has nine academics leading a group of over 40 PhD  and postdoctoral researchers undertaking experimental investigations of  atomic systems and emerging quantum technologies.