Postgraduate Research Studentship in Photonic Communication System Research

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Reference: AE-01

Applications are invited for a postgraduate studentship in Photonic Communication System Research.

This project concerns the development of highly advanced optical technology for long-distance transmission of high-speed data signals.

The main objective of the European Project is to develop and characterise advanced technology for multi-wavelength optical regenerators, and network architectures which exploit their properties.

Over the past 15 years, telecommunications networks have been revolutionised by the introduction of optical amplifiers, which allow multiple communication signals, each carried by a separate wavelength, to be amplified simultaneously.

It is anticipated that by extending this concept to include the retiming and reshaping of optical data signals, this will lead to a further dramatic advance in communications networks.

This PhD project will involve the design of novel optical circuits to manipulate fast optical pulses, the development of high-speed optoelectronic switching circuits, and the incorporation of these into optical system demonstrators, paying particular attention to the synchronization issues associated with independent wavelength channels.

The successful applicant will join an established team within the Photonic Systems Group, will carry out research in purpose-built photonics systems research facilities at the Tyndall National Institute, and will involve collaboration with Kailight, Siemens SA, Athens Institute of Technology, Technical University of Berlin, and the Universities of Southampton, Essex and Karlsruhe.

For further details of the overall research project, please refer to the EU Project TRIUMPH website.

Follow the links below for more details and application contacts.

Applicants for this position should have - or expect to receive in a first or upper second class honours degree or a higher degree in physics, applied physics, electronic engineering, or related subject.

Training opportunities will be provided to acquire appropriate and experimental and numerical research skills.

The position is available immediately, and the successful candidate will start at a mutually agreed date.

For further information about this position, please contact Dr Andrew Ellis.

To apply, email to andrew.ellis [at] with details and attaching a CV.

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