University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Position ID:University of Ljubljana-Faculty of Mathematics and Physics-PHD2 [#22381, SiQUID-2022-PhD-2]
Position Title: PhD position in experimental advanced quantum communication
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Ljubljana, Ljubljana Urban Commune 1000, Slovenia [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Experimental Physics, Optics and Photonics, Optomechanics, Quantum Optics and Quantum Science, Space Technology and its Applications
Quantum Optics
Quantum Information and Quantum Control / Quantum Information and Quantum Control
Appl Deadline:2022/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/08/18, listed until 2022/11/15)
Position Description:   URMs  

Opportunity for a PhD student in
Entanglement, quantum communication, and tests of quantum physics

Quantum communication networks will be essential for novel technologies like quantum sensing, quantum computing and quantum simulation. A more immediate use for quantum communication is quantum key distribution (QKD). While QKD promises secure communication guaranteed by the laws of physics, practical implementations often have limitations due to device imperfections. This can be overcome by advanced quantum communication protocols. You will perform research targeting such next-generation protocols to help Slovenia and Europe in creating a European Quantum Network.

The topics for the research to be performed are:
  • demonstrate entanglement-based QKD
  • implement measurement-device-independent QKD
  • demonstrate measurement-device-independent QKD over long distances between key locations in Slovenia

For this project, R. Kaltenbaek will employ one PhD student with an expected starting date of January 1st, 2023.

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Further Info:
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Jadranska 19
1000 Ljubljana