Development and improvements of the imaging systems required for the detection of ion strings with cameras and / or photomultiplier tubes
Development and maintenance of fiber-based / free-space optical beam paths for the control of individual ions within a string stored in ultra-high vacuum chambers or cryostats
Design of planar-fabricated nanophotonic waveguides integrated with surface-electrode ion traps
Work closely with a team of researchers and other research groups at PSI to generate a collaborative environment and ensure project success
This position offers early-career candidates a path to embed themselves into the rapidly emerging field of quantum technology, synthesizing interesting engineering with the latest physics, and provides exposure to a wide range of challenges and learning opportunities in a fast-moving research setting.
Collaboration with and mentoring by more senior team members will be part of the working environment.
Experience with free-space and fiber-based optics including acousto-optic and electro-optic modulators
Experience with tolerancing, assigning technical requirements on optical parts and drawing preparation
Knowledge of simulation software such as ZEMAX or COMSOL
Experience of integrated optics and packaging
Because the candidate will be working with students and researchers in a rapidly-growing field, initiative, creativity, and excellent problem-solving skills are highly desirable.
The person must possess excellent English communication skills; German knowledge is favorable, but not required. Recent ETH / EPFL graduates are encouraged to apply.