DTU Fotonik offers PhD scholarship in Integrated Photonics, Denmark

    DTU Fotonik offers PhD scholarship in Integrated Photonics, Denmark

    PhD scholarship for Graduates in Quadrature (IQ) Modulators for Integrated Photonics is available at DTU Fotonik, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    May 26, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPhD Position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Photonics
    – Photonic Engineering
    – Optical Communication
    Scholarship“According to standard norms”
    WorkplaceDTU Fotonik
    Technical University of Denmark
    Contract Period3 Years
    Starting dateNot Specified


    Two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.


    For optical signal processing, electrical control of the optical signals is needed and the most general element relating to this is a broadband phase modulator. This PhD scholarship will explore wafer bonded electro-optic (EO) modulators in barium-titanate (BaTiO3), lithium-niobate (LiNbO3) to realise efficient modulators. To optimise such platforms, wafer bonding, dry etching, and design of suitable electrode structures will be challenging tasks. This project aim to combine the χ(2) functionalities of the EO modulators with the outstanding χ(3) performance already demonstrated in SPOC to complement and further enrich the optical signal processing capabilities of our integrated photonic platforms.

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in ONE PDF file.

    Documents Required

    Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration.The file must include:

    • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
    • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

    About the project/department

    This project is part of the centre of excellence Silicon Photonics for Optical Communications (SPOC) funded by the Danish National Research Foundation and established in 2015. The SPOC centre was established to aim at significantly advancing the state-of-the-art in ultra-high capacity optical communications and this PhD project will be at the heart of this activity.


    • If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.
    • All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.


    Professor Kresten Yvind

    Official advertisement

    PhD scholarship in Quadrature (IQ) Modulators for Integrated Photonics

    Post expires at 8:59am on Thursday May 27th, 2021 (GMT+9)