The main aim of this research is to experimentally investigate the linear and nonlinear optical properties (propagation, emission, absorption, modulation, lasing) in photonic environments such as photonic crystals (order) and glasses (disorder). The experimental work will be highly oriented towards the use of available pulsed laser techniques to carry out time resolved spectroscopy experiments. Applications are invited for the position of a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work at the Institute of Material Science of Madrid (CSIC) under the supervision of Prof. Cefe López. The successful candidate will undertake research in the absroption and emission properties of self assembled photonic crystals and lasses and, in particular, will be in charge of an optical set up of microscopy coupled to available time resolved techniques (Streak camera, TCSPC).
A PhD in a relevant area of Photonics or Materials Science is required and experience in optical techniques is highly desirable. The position is for two years starting immediately.
Informal enquires should be addressed to Prof. Cefe López at
We welcome undergraduate students in our lab, please contact Prof. Cefe Lopez for more information, or just come to our lab for a visit!
Our group is prepared to supervise PhD students and support grant applications. The group is open to host both Physics and Chemistry last-year students for introductory research works that may lead to the realization of a PhD thesis. The topics are those related with photonic crystals and glasses based on self-assembled fine particles from either the synthesis point of view or that of fabrication and characterization.
Some of the topics comprised:
Synthesis of technologically relevant materials: oxides, semiconductors, metals, polymers, etc.
Physics involved in Photonic Crystals
Order/disorder through optics
Optical forces in photonic band gap environments
Emission rates in photonic band gap and photonic glass environment
Devices based on photonic crystals: lasers, waveguides, etc.
optical properties: diffraction, transmission, reflectance, etc.
random lasing processes
Prof. Cefe López Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (CSIC)
Cantoblanco 28049 Madrid
Tel. +34 913349019
e-mail: cefe at icmm.csic.es
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