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Interacting Photons @ AMOLF
Dissipative phase transition
We probe the quantum dynamics of a nonlinear resonator across a dissipative phase transition
Interaction-Induced Hopping Phase
Photon-photon interactions enable us to control the phase that a photon picks when hopping between coupled cavities
Polariton Lasing
We investigate novel hybrid light-matter systems for achieving lasing or condensation at room-temperature

Nanophotonics

The Interacting Photons group joins the Center for Nanophotonics

AMOLF

Vacancies


Interacting photons in microcavity arrays

We seek a highly motivated and talented Masters student to join our team.
Ideally, you are in a physics, photonics, or closely-related Masters program. You are enthusiastic about working with light, and you have some knowledge of  optics, lasers, condensed matter physics, quantum mechanics.
Interested? please send me an email to: srodriguez@amolf.nl

Interacting photons in microcavity arrays

We seek a highly motivated and talented Bachelors student to join our team.
Ideally, you are in a physics, engineering, or closely-related Bachelors program. You are curiosu about light, and you have some knowledge of  optics and quantum mechanics.
Interested? please send me an email to: srodriguez@amolf.nl

Working with a tenure-tracker

I did my PhD with a tenure-track group leader at AMOLF (Jaime Gomez Rivas). It was very rewarding experience!  I defended ‘Cum Laude‘ (top 3-5% of all PhDs), won the FOM Thesis prize, published 20 peer-reviewed papers, filed for 4 patents,  and learned a lot! Some of my colleagues who also worked with tenure-trackers at AMOLF did fantastic PhDs, resulting in many breakthrough discoveries and top publications. Working with a tenure-tracker gives you the unique opportunity to build a lab from the ground up –  with the full investment of the group leader. This process is particularly smooth and pleasant at AMOLF thanks to the outstanding support from the staff (design, mechanics, electronics, software, administrative, etc.), and  the guidance from more senior groups which are eager to help new groups thrive at AMOLF !

 

 


Synergies

Synergies make AMOLF an exciting place to work at!  For the Interacting Photons group,  many options for synergies  are possible thanks to the versatility of our experimental systems.  Through our interest in the properties of hybrid light-matter systems, we connect to several ongoing efforts at AMOLF.  On the materials side, are working in collaboration with the groups of Erik Garnett and Bruno Ehrler . They are fabricating state-of-the art nanostructured materials which we couple to optical microcavities.  On the optics side, there are many opportunities for collaboration with the groups of Femius Koenderink, Ewold Verhagen, Albert Polman.   They have a wide range of state-of-the art optical setups which can be used to probe the physics of interacting photons in microcavities. Synergies empower us to achieve much more than what we could achieve alone. They enable us to look at highly relevant problems from different viewpoints, and to share the joy of discovery with our colleagues at AMOLF!