One PhD position in Quantum Optoelectronics (Fundamental physics)
Semiconductor microcavities are a new breed of optoelectronic device in which light and matter combine to create exciton-polaritons, unusual quasi-particles with fascinating properties.  The bosonic nature of polaritons and the unique characteristics of the microcavity have allowed demonstrations of Bose condensation, superfluidity and lasing in the solid state.  One aspect of this field with huge potential is the exploitation of polariton spin for use in spintronic devices.  The successful candidate will use a range of optical spectroscopy techniques to study the spin properties of exciton-polaritons in semiconductor microcavities.  Previous experience with pulsed laser systems, optical spectroscopy techniques and cryogenics is desirable. Please provide the reasons you would like to join our group and your academic CV.   
Eligibility criteria: This PhD position is available to EU candidates (excluding any EU citizen who has spent more than 12 months in the UK during the last three years)