PhD student: Development of and experimentation with high-performance transportable optical atomic clocks
Experimental quantum optics studies on two transportable ultracold atom systems that serve als optical atomic clocks. The apparata are functional or nearly functional, resp. and their properties are to be characterized, improved, and measurement campaigns performed, in different countries.
Our group is involved in international collaborations around the development of two transportable optical lattice clocks (based on strontium and ytterbium neutral atoms) and also contributes to measurement campaigns in different laboratories, with the goal of demonstrating robust technology and high accuracy, for future geodesy and satellite experiments. We are part of a consortium that performs the basic developments for an optical clock mission on the ISS.
The two transportable clocks are in advanced stages of development. One of the clocks has already been transported to the Italian metrology laboratory, the other will soon be transported to the German metrology laboratory. See www.soc2.eu and www.exphy.uni-duesseldorf.de for publications and further information.
The researcher will contribute to the development of the clocks, characterize their performance, develop improved subsytems, and participate in measurements of geophysical interest.
In the course of the work, the research will develop his/her skills in vacuum, cryogenics, optics, laser, electronics, spectroscopy, and data analysis.
The student will also particpate in the conception and predevelopment of an atomic clock for the ISS (project "SOC", www.spaceopticalclocks.org, within the ELIPS program of ESA) .
Nr of positions available : 1
Physics - Quantum mechanics
Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Fellowship, approx. 15.000 € per year.
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|Main Research Field||Physics|
|Sub Research Field||Optics|
|Degree||Master Degree or equivalent|
|Years of Research Experience||1|
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Institut für Experimentalphysik - Universität Düsseldorf
Wissenschaftliche Einrichtung Physik
Prof. S. Schiller, Institut für Experimentalphysik, Universitätsstr. 1/25.42.O1.22
40225 - Düsseldorf
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