Today’s fiber-optic communication systems form the backbone of the Internet but are facing significant challenges with regards to energy consumption. To counteract this, lightwave communication systems will increasingly rely on photonic integrated circuits (PICs). PICs bring many beneficial features such as miniaturization, stability and the possibility for low-cost fabrication. They will be crucial in the future for establishing greener and faster communication links.

Information about the project
This project will investigate an emerging technology called microresonator frequency comb (or microcomb). A microcomb has the astonishing property of generating hundreds of optical frequencies in a microphotonic chip when illuminated with a single-frequency laser and is a strong contender for wavelength division multiplexing. This project envisions entering a new era in optical communications, where the phase coherence of microcombs is fully capitalized for realizing multidimensional signal processing architectures in the field of fiber-optic communications. The project is partly financed by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

Information of the laboratory
The Photonics laboratory at the Microtechnology and Nanoscience Department (MC2) is a dynamic and creative group with about 30 members working in an international and collaborative atmosphere. We perform both curiosity-driven and applied-research in the areas of optoelectronics, nanophotonics, and fiber optic systems. We enjoy a state-of-the-art laboratory for fiber-optic communications and have access to in-house cleanroom facilities to manufacture photonic devices. Please visit:

Major responsibilities
As postdoctoral fellow, your main responsibilities are to lead and conduct research, and guide junior PhD students. You will have the freedom to contribute with your ideas and collaborate with other senior researchers and professors.

You should have a PhD degree (or equivalent) in Applied Physics, Engineering Physics, Electrical Engineering or similar; the degree should generally not be older than three years. You must have experience with supervision of junior students (PhD or Master). You must have solid experience with fiber-optic coherent communication experiments, signal processing algorithms, demonstrated by a number of peer-reviewed publications scientific publications to your credit.

Position summary
The postdoctoral position is a full-time employment position limited to 2 years (1+1). We offer a competitive salary, excellent working conditions and access to world-class facilities and infrastructure. Starting date is negotiable.

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Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20210012 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:• Introduce yourself• Describe your previous research fields and main research results• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 15 November, 2021

For questions, please contact:
Professor Victor Torres Company
Phone: +46-31 7721904

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