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PhD position to develop a multi-zone quantum network node

Department of Physics and Astronomy
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Sussex

Expected start date: September 2021 (but other dates are possible)

We invite applications for a fully funded 3.5 year PhD position in the Ion Trap Cavity-QED and Molecular Physics (ITCM) Group in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Sussex. The project is within the Quantum Computing and Simulation Hub and funded through the EPSRC DTP.

The aim of this project is to build and operate a compact ion based quantum information processor. It consists of a linear ion trap with several separate trapping regions in which the ions can be loaded, cooled and quantum information processing can be performed. In addition, the structure contains a trapping region in which an optical micro-cavity is employed as a quantum interconnect between different quantum processors. You will be working within the cavity-QED team to setup a novel ion trap cavity system and to explore schemes for quantum networking with such a node. Focus of the exploration will be on high fidelity ion-photon entanglement schemes and quantum information processing.

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