Quantum Photon ScienceFundamentals and concepts for novel quantum devices
One of the main driving forces for top-down nanofabrication is to design the light-matter interaction in metamaterials and to improve the optical and transport properties of materials by applying quantum effects, but also by controlling external constraints such as spatial dimension and strain. Spectroscopy and scattering techniques are our main tools to investigate the respective "modified" structures, which provide the bases for improving the performance of electronic and opto-electronic devices.
Our scientific agenda derives from the synthesis of our knowledge of "old" materials, such as Si or Ge, correlated electron systems and Van der Waals materials, as well as, new concepts from the quantum information science and technology.
The QPS group employs PSI’s large-scale facilities to study many-body phenomena in quantum matter and to engineer novel nanostructured devices. Our activities nucleate at the infrared (IR) beamline of the Swiss Light Source (SLS) synchrotron and the PSI clean room, where we set the ground for ultrafast x-ray spectroscopy and scattering experiments in high magnetic fields and low temperatures at the SwissFEL x-ray free-electron laser.
In addition to advertised positions, we always welcome applications from highly motivated and skilled candidates.