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Researcher in Quantum Optics and Fusion Plasma Spectroscopy

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, US
Up to $78,000 per year depending upon qualifications and experience + benefits
Posting live until
3 Mar 2024

Job Details

Prof. Jennifer Choy, Prof. Benedikt Geiger, and Dr. David Smith seek PhD-level applicants for an early-career researcher position (at the post-doctoral or scientist level) to join their groups at U. Wisconsin-Madison for a pair of exciting projects in quantum optics and fusion plasma spectroscopy. The projects will develop quantum-enhanced plasma diagnostics using 1) entangled two-photon absorption (ETPA) to pump fluorescing populations in fusion plasmas for turbulence spectroscopy measurements and 2) all-optical quantum sensing of fusion plasma magnetic fields with alkali atoms.

The desired start date is spring 2024.

Required Qualifications

  • Recent Ph.D. in physics, applied physics, electrical engineering, or a related field
  • Experience with optics, atomic spectroscopy, and laser instrumentation

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in at least one of the following areas: atomic magnetometry, plasma spectroscopy, laser fluorescence, laboratory plasma devices

Position Duties

  • Develop and implement a laser system and detection system for entangled photon generation and entangled two-photon absorption on plasma devices
  • Develop and implement atomic-vapor magnetometry for sensitive detection of magnetic fluctuations in magnetic fusion experiments
  • Take an active role in project management, mentoring of students, grant reporting, and dissemination of results through presentations and manuscripts

To apply, email a CV and cover letter (1-2 paragraphs briefly summarizing your qualifications and research interest, including start date availability) to Prof. Choy (, Prof. Geiger (, and Dr. Smith ( The position is open until filled.

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