Merging quantum photonics and spintronics with 2D materials
|Interdisciplinary Areas:||Micro-, Nano-, and Quantum Engineering
The rich variety of two-dimensional (2D) materials have shown unique promise for both nano/quantum photonics (for example graphene and 2D materials based tunable plasmonics and optoelectronics; color centers/single photon sources/quantum emitters in boron nitride and transition metal dichalcogenides) as well as spintronics (for example 2D magnets with voltage tunable magnetism, topological insulators with spin-momentum locking, and transition metal dichalcogenides with optically addressable spin-valley locking). This project will study 2D materials and their van der Waals (vdW) heterostructures that bring together such interesting properties in both quantum photonics/plasmonics and spintronics, to develop hybrid quantum systems that may enable optically addressed and controlled quantum sensors, spin qubits and other quantum devices for quantum information/sensing and spintronic applications. The successful candidate will be jointly supervised by both advisors, and learn about nano/quantum photonics/plasmonics and 2D materials/devices fabrication and opto/electronic measurements.
July 1, 2019
PhD holder or candidate in physical sciences or engineering with strong background in experimental research in one or more of the following areas: nano/quantum photonics, 2D materials and devices, spintronics. Strong abilities for independent, interdisciplinary research, and excellent oral and written communication skills.
Vladimir Shalaev (firstname.lastname@example.org), ECE, https://engineering.purdue.edu/~shalaev
Yong Chen (email@example.com), ECE & PHYS, http://www.physics.purdue.edu/quantum
1. S. Bogdanov, M. Y. Shalaginov, A. Boltasseva, and V. M. Shalaev, Material platforms for integrated quantum photonics, Opt. Mater. Express 7, 111-132 (2017)