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Rare earth spin dynamics for quantum technologies (M/F)

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Français - Anglais

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General information

Reference : UMR8247-PHIGOL-001
Workplace : PARIS 05
Date of publication : Thursday, February 13, 2020
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 16 March 2020
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : between 2700 and 3100 euros/month (gross salary)
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent


Applications are invited for a one-year post-doctoral researcher position, that can be extended to a second year, in the area of high resolution and coherent spectroscopy of rare earth doped materials. The main aim of the project is to investigate spin dynamics in a new system we recently introduced, 171Yb3+:Y2SiO5, and develop new schemes to minimize spin-spin interactions that are detrimental to optical and spin coherence lifetimes. This crystal raises strong interest for quantum memories, single ion/spin detection and control, as well as microwave to optical transduction.


Main tasks:

- coherent and high resolution optical spectroscopy
- development of an optically detected spin resonance setup
- modeling of spin dynamics

Secondary tasks

- help with supervision of two spectroscopy laboratories (maintenance, orders, etc..)


The candidates should hold a PhD in optics or solid-state physics and have a strong interest in interdisciplinary research. Candidates should have experience of optical spectroscopy and/or rare earth doped materials, coupled with a proven ability to write and publish high quality papers. Very good skills in English are also required.

Work Context

The group "Crystals and Quantum State Dynamics" ( at IRCP (Chimie ParisTech/CNRS/PSL University) is internationally recognized for developing rare earth doped crystals for applications in quantum technologies. It is located in Paris, 5th disctrict, at Chimie ParisTech graduate school. IRCP is a chemistry institute covering all fields of chemical research.
The group is led by Dr. Philippe Goldner and position will be supervised by Dr. Diana Serrano. The successful candidate will work with PhD and/or Master students.

This position is part of a French national project, Mirespin (Microwave Rare Earth Spin Interfaces for Quantum Information Processing), which includes 2 other teams in Paris and Grenoble.

Constraints and risks

Work with lasers and liquefied gases.

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