Precision Spectroscopy of Rare Earth ions

  • Job Offer:
  • Job Type:

    Master Thesis

  • Contact Person:

    Prof. David Hunger

  • We are inviting applications for a PhD position in the group of Prof. David Hunger (PHI, KIT).

    The project focuses on realizing an efficient optical interface for individual rare earth ions in solids with open-access optical microcavities. Rare earth ions provide exceptional optical and hyperfine coherence, which makes them promising candidates for quantum optical applications, ranging from quantum memories to quantum-nonlinear optics. We want to gain efficient access to individual ions and small ensembles by coupling them to a high finesse optical microcavity and enhancing their
    emission.

    The goal of the master thesis is to establish a laser system for precision spectroscopy. It involves the setup of an ultra-stable reference cavity and implementation of laser frequency stabilization. The system will then be used for cavity-enhanced spectroscopy of single ions and ion ensembles.

    We seek for a creative and motivated individual to advance this research project. 
    Applications should include

    • a curriculum vitae
    • academic records (Bachelor, Master transcript of records)

    For further inquiries and applications please contact Prof. David Hunger.

    PDF version of the advertisement (ca. 165 kB) available here.