MSc student for New materials for Coherently Prepared Media

Job description

New materials will be tested for their possible applications as coherently prepared media. One possible material are hollow fibers filled with atoms. In this way, on one hand, one may use known methods to create quantum state superpositions in atoms and use them for tailoring the medium's properties. On the other hand, the optical fiber properties should also have their impact on the optical properties of such a hybrid system. The second possible kind of new prospective material are synthetic diamond crystals with nitrogen-vacancy colour centers. Such centers are unique in that they posses nonzero spin which allows using magneto-optic effects for tailoring of their properties. They may have many applications in quantum information and metrology.

We expect

  • completion of at least 3rd year (BSc level) in physics, material science, advanced materials or related fields,
  • good scores in atomic, optical physics and in quantum mechanics,
  • knowledge on computer simulations,
  • strong motivation for research work,
  • teamwork ability,
  • good command of English.

Required documents

  • covering letter,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • reference letter.

We offer

  • possibility of completing the MSc requirements,
  • access to modern experimental apparatus,
  • work in a dynamic team, participation in edge-cutting research and international exchange,
  • prospects for future research with the team (PhD study)
  • stipend (1 000 PLN per month) for about a year,

Candidates fulfilling the requirements send required documents to Prof. Wojciech Gawlik with "TEAM application form" in a Subject line.

Note that the MSc student participating in the project need not to be associated with the Institute of Physics of the Jagiellonian University or even with the Jagiellonian University.

Reqruitment deadline is 25th June 2010.