Postdoc Position: InP-Membrane-On-Silicon platform for next generation photonic-electronic integrationIndium phosphide (InP) based photonic integrated circuits (PICs) are playing a critical role in current telecommunication applications, as well as in other emerging fields, such as optical interconnects, medical imaging and sensing. Current InP PICs are developed on a generic integration platform where active and passive photonic components are directly realized on an InP-substrate.
In the Photonic Integration group at TU Eindhoven, active research is done on exploring the next generation PICs: a photonic membrane platform to obtain a revolution in performance. The key idea is to detach the photonic layer from the substrate. This results in enhanced optical confinement in the waveguide (implying a much higher integration density), miniaturized device spot size (leading to faster operation speed and lower energy consumption) and possibility to integrate with CMOS electronics (giving reduced packaging cost).
The successful applicant will explore the essential technologies required for the platform, with a focus on processing InP-based circuits on top of a silicon or (Bi)CMOS wafer. He will work closely with other team members on the IMOS project to construct a reliable process flow, which integrates membrane lasers, ultrafast detectors and modulators. Based on the developed process flow, multi-project wafer runs on this platform will be initiated. For this the postdoc will make building block descriptions, which designers can use to define photonic circuits. We require a solid experience with InP-based process technology at PhD or equivalent level. The applicant will cooperate with dr. Yuqing Jiao and dr. Jos van der Tol, who are currently leading the IMOS platform development. The technology development and device realization will take place in the world-class cleanroom facilities at Nanolab@TU/e (www.tue.nl/nanolab).
PhD degree in Applied Physics, Optical Science or Electrical Engineering
Strong background with clean room microfabrication technology, preferably in the field of indium phosphide process technologies
Ambitious and creative in the platform technology development
Ability to work with experts from a broad range of scientific and technology backgrounds
Fluent spoken and written English
A challenging job in a dynamic and ambitious university
Full-time temporary appointment for initially 2 years
A gross salary of between € 3111,- and € 4084,- per month is offered, depending on knowledge and experience (based on salary scale 10 of CAO Dutch Universities)
An extensive package of fringe benefits (e.g. excellent technical infrastructure, the possibility of child care and excellent sports facilities).
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