Research Fellow in terahertz non-linear spectroscopy of quantum heterostructures

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7073750 (Ref.No. EPSEE1031)
Posted: January 6, 2021

Job Description

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in non-linear terahertz spectroscopy, two-dimensional terahertz spectroscopy or quantum cascade lasers? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities?

We are seeking a research fellow to join a large £1.4M EPSRC-funded project focussing on the coherent control of quantum systems using terahertz (THz) pulses, and the generation of ultrashort THz pulses using quantum cascade lasers. The successful candidate will experimentally investigate the coherent interaction of THz pulses with quantum heterostructures, leading to the development of passively mode-locked THz quantum cascade laser devices. You will use a femtosecond amplified laser system to generate high-field picosecond THz pulses, and then use these to both pump and probe electron populations in quantum heterostructures. You will investigate and understand a range of non-linear phenomena in these systems including Rabi-flopping and self-induced transparency. You will also fabricate and experimentally characterise quantum cascade laser devices exploiting these phenomena for the generation of ultra-short pulses.

You will join a world-leading terahertz group at the University of Leeds, with state-of-the-art growth, device fabrication, and terahertz experimental facilities, and expertise in the design and measurement of quantum cascade lasers.

You will have a background in laser physics/optics, and experience in non-linear THz spectroscopy techniques.  You will have excellent interpersonal skills, a proactive approach to problem solving, and be comfortable interacting day-to-day with academics of all career stages.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Paul Dean, University Research Fellow

Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 2095 or email: 

Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen, from 1 January 2021 you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa but, if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your passport or status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Section:  The Pollard Institute
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Working Time:  37.5 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (3 years due to grant funding)
Release Date:  Monday 04 January 2021
Closing Date:  Wednesday 03 February 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  EPSEE1031

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