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Postdoctoral position "Quantum States of Motion of a Mechanical Resonator" (H/F)

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Date Limite Candidature : mercredi 13 juillet 2022

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General information

Reference : UMR7162-NATMER0-015
Workplace : PARIS 13
Date of publication : Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 September 2022
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : from 2793 et 3210 euros gross monthly commensurate with experience
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent


This project targets here the generation of quantum superposition states of motion in an optomechanical microresonator initially prepared in its mechanical ground state thanks to an ultralow temperature environment. To do so, the cavity will be optically driven so as to realize a coherent superposition of addition and subtraction operations (via one-photon Raman interactions) and identity operations. This will result in transforming the initial vacuum state to any arbitrary target state in several driving steps [4]. Reconstruction of the generated states will then be performed through optical homodyne tomography.
[4] MR Vanner, M Aspelmeyer, and MS Kim, PRL 110, 010504 (2013).


The recruited postdoctoral fellow will aim at achieving these objectives, i.e. the generation and characterized of quantum states of motion. Its activities will include the design and implementation of the optical setup that involves two-color pumping, cryogenics, and operation in the single-photon regime; nanofabrication and characterization of samples; data acquisition and processing; use of the theoretical model [4].
[4] MR Vanner, M Aspelmeyer, and MS Kim, PRL 110, 010504 (2013).


The candidates must hold a PhD in physics, and have a solid background in optics and quantum mechanics. Experience in setting up optical experiments, automated acquisition and processing of experimental data, and numerical modeling are desired. English proficiency.

Work Context

The work will take place at the Matériaux et Phénomènes Quantiques laboratory (MPQ, https://mpq.u-paris.fr), a joint unit of the CNRS and Université Paris Cité, located on the Paris Rive Gauche campus. The laboratory specializes in the study of frontier quantum materials and in the development of innovative quantum devices.
The postdoctoral fellow will join the nano-optomechanics research group which hosts a quantum optics activity in semiconductor nanodisks [5]. He/she will benefit from an operational experimental environment for the project (optics, cryogenics, instrumentation), computing tools and access to the clean room of the laboratory.
[5] B Guha, S Mariani, A Lemaître, S Combrié, G Leo, and I Favero, Opt. Express 25, 24639 (2017).

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